Diversity and inclusion are fundamental values at UMBC, and we are committed to providing access to individuals with disabilities in all of our programs, activities, and services.
Whether you are an employee requesting accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of your job, a visitor looking for accessible parking and pathways on campus, or a new student who has questions related to the transition of accommodations from high school or community college, we can offer resources and support to ensure you can take advantage of all that UMBC has to offer.
Welcome back Retrievers! We look forward to working with you.
START the employee disability accommodation request process through the online form found on the employee menu tab on this site.
The ADA Coordinator will reach out to schedule a meeting upon receipt of the request.
START the disability accommodation request process for students through logging into the SDS Accommodate software on the sds.umbc.edu site.
QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, OR INQUIRIES REGARDING CAMPUS ACCESSIBILITY AND WORK-RELATED ACCOMMODATIONS?
- Staff will be answering email and phone voicemail messages daily Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5:00 PM.
- Your questions are welcome and appointments are available both in-person and remotely via Webex, Google Meets, and telephone.
- You can also report general campus access concerns through the Google form on this website under the menu item for “Report Campus Accessibility Concerns”.
- PLEASE VISIT THE COVID-19/RETRIEVER READY WEBSITE FOR CAMPUS UPDATES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES.
- Questions related to general RETURN TO IN-PERSON WORK/TELEWORK PLANS related to COVID-19 impacts may be answered through the COVID-19 website when unrelated to a disability/health condition barrier. Please note, we work in partnership with Human Resources, departmental supervisors, and department chairs to address health-related concerns for employee situations as they arise.
- Please note that UMBC requires vaccination and booster shots of all students and employees and that the health and safety of our community is a priority. UMBC’s Public Health Dashboard is linked here.Detailed information about COVID-19 vaccination at UMBC is linked here. KN95 or equivalent face masks are required within all classrooms, Retriever Integrated Health, and indoor use is strongly encouraged. PCR testing upon in-person return is also required, and social distancing (including reduced density offices and classrooms) is the norm for Spring 2022.
REMEMBER, in urgent situations or emergencies, you are advised to contact the Campus Police Department at 410-455-5555.
Office of Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS)
Stephanie Lazarus, Accessibility Manager & ADA Coordinator
Tawny L. McManus, Assistant Vice Provost for Accessibility & Disability Services
Math/Psychology Building 212 (Appointments recommended)
UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
If you have any difficulties accessing the information on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us to request an alternative format or to remedy any challenges.