In keeping with Yale’s non-discrimination policy, the YAA strives to make its alumni programs and offerings as accessible as possible. Because individual situations vary and we wish to respect personal preferences, YAA staff work with alumni on a case-by-case basis to identify the ways we can assist with those needs and accommodate them whenever and wherever possible.
We ask alumni attending YAA programs to advise us of their needs at least two weeks in advance of an event to allow sufficient time to make arrangements.
Downtown New Haven hotels used most often in conjunction with YAA programs offer wheelchair-accessible and ADA-compliant accommodations. We encourage alumni to contact the hotel directly for more information. The YAA typically provides transportation to and from alumni program sessions (see below: Transportation: Ground and On Campus).
For YAA-sponsored programs, we are often able to make arrangements for alumni with mobility limitations to move to and from campus and designated local hotels. Depending on individual circumstances, these transportation arrangements may include Yale's lift-equipped van or other services. Please note that we are unable to provide transportation to locations and activities that are not associated with a YAA-sponsored event.
Upon request, we can provide contact information for services that provide special ground transportation to and from Tweed New Haven, Bradley International, and New York-area airports.
The alumni association makes every effort to ensure that alumni visitors with limited mobility are able to participate fully in alumni programs on campus. Since some campus buildings are not fully accessible, we do ask individuals give us an indication of session preferences (when a choice is offered) so we can schedule the particular session in an accessible location if possible. The YAA selects wheelchair-accessible locations for sessions as much as possible. Note that most large auditoriums and spaces used for event registration are fully accessible.
As part of the university mission, Yale is committed to “the free exchange of ideas in an ethical, interdependent, and diverse community.” That diversity includes all people regardless of ability or disability.
Websites and web applications are integral to the university’s academic and administrative work. Yale is committed to making information, programs and activities on its websites and web applications accessible to people with disabilities through its Web Accessibility Policy. That extends to the YAA website, which was built and designed to meet accessibility standards.
To meet the requirements of the policy, university websites should comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) 2.0 Level AA. To see answers to common questions about accessibility, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Yale Accessibility website.