Welcome Retrievers!

 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 information, resources, and support to ensure you can accessibly take advantage of all that UMBC has to offer.

We look forward to working with you!


EMPLOYEE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: Faculty, Staff and Student Workers 

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 employee’s request.




Requests for academic or housing accommodations for undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies students. 

Students start the disability accommodation request process by registering online in the SDS Accommodate student portal on the sds.umbc.edu site using their MyUMBC log-in.

An intake meeting is offered once the registration and disability documentation is received.






  • ADS staff are available for both in-person and virtual meetings Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5:00 PM. Appointments can be requested via email or telephone. Your questions are welcome!
  • ADS staff should be contacted for employee accommodation and campus accessibility questions. For undergraduate or graduate student disability matters, please call the SDS main office line at 410-455-2459 or email disAbility@umbc.edu.
  •  You can also report general campus access concerns through the Google form on this website under the menu item for “Report Campus Accessibility Concerns“.
  • Information related to general alternative work arrangements for telework and related forms are available on UMBC’s Human Resources website (link) when unrelated to a disability/health condition barrier.  ADS works in partnership with Human Resources, departmental supervisors, and department chairs to address health-related concerns for employee situations as they arise to co-create an informed, disability-friendly campus culture.
  • Campus accessibility tours are given regularly, please watch the ADS myUMBC page for upcoming dates and join us on an accessibility walk!
  • UMBC COVID-19 information and resources are posted on the RETRIEVER READY WEBSITE.

REMEMBER, in urgent situations or emergencies, you are advised to contact the Campus Police Department at 410-455-5555 as trained first responders, or 911 if you are off-campus.


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.