Student Accessibility Unit

The Student Accessibility Unit (SAU) provides individualised support services and resources to meet students’ diverse needs.

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For Students

SAU offers a range of services to enhance and fulfil your academic, non academic, community and peer support experience. Find out more about these areas of support that are relevant to your needs.

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For Staff  Coming soon

SAU is an important guide for faculties, departments and offices. Find out how you can better prepare yourself to support a student with disability in your class or office.

About Us

NUS strives to provide an inclusive and nurturing campus environment for students with disabilities and special needs to achieve their fullest potential. The Student Accessibility Unit (SAU), previously known as Disability Support Office, serves as a key touchpoint dedicated to supporting the range of access needs that students may have. 

The unit works closely with NUS offices and external partners to facilitate and provide individualised support services and resources to meet students’ diverse needs. 

Whether you are a prospective, freshman or senior year student, you are encouraged to contact the SAU if you would like to seek support or explore how your access needs may be met. 

Guiding Principles

We promote and adopt the following guiding principles towards building an inclusive and accessible campus.

  • Educate
    Creating awareness for disability inclusion and accessibility to nurture a community that cares
  • Embrace
    Adopting an attitude of openness towards understanding the spectrum of accessibility needs that students may seek support with
  • Empower
    Enabling students with disabilities to lead an independent and fulfilling campus life and beyond

Our Approach

We assist in navigating disability-related barriers during your educational journey at NUS, for any permanent or temporary conditions. Let us know your support needs through these three stages: 

  • Contact SAU to explore and discuss your options
  • Accommodations and arrangements will be made with relevant parties
  • Check in to review your needs, should any adjustments be needed

Project Showcase

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Voices of N(US): Our Journey Towards An Accessible Campus

The second part series features the stories of persons with disabilities. The entries centre around the theme of disability inclusion in NUS and contains perspectives from students with disabilities, a student group, and a staff member from the SAU.

Tan Xing En, RunNUS 2018 Student Ambassador

Growing up visually impaired and having been on dialysis since she was 13 did not stop Department of English Language and Literature undergraduate Tan Xing En from playing the piano, pursuing her studies, or running to improve her health! Watch to hear Xing En share her NUS experience.



Contact Us

Agnes Yuen
Student Accessibility Unit
+65 6516 8115

Teo Zhi Xiong
Student Accessibility Unit
+65 6601 6932

Yusof Ishak House, Level 1
31 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119078

Tan Xing En

Studying in uni is not easy but I'm very fortunate because there are many people helping me with challenges along the way.

- Tan Xing En

RunNUS 2018, Student Ambassador