Welcome to Accessibility and Disability Services!

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 Retrievers-of-all-abilities! We look forward to working with you.

QUICK LINKS:

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 request.

 

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS- Student Disability Services (SDS):  

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

Students may start the disability accommodation request process for students through logging into the SDS Accommodate software on the sds.umbc.edu site and are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

 

QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, OR INQUIRIES REGARDING CAMPUS ACCESSIBILITY AND WORK-RELATED ACCOMMODATIONS?

CONTACT us!

  • ADS Staff will be answering email and phone voicemail messages daily Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5:00 PM via 410-455-5745 – for undergraduate or graduate student disability matters call 410-455-2459.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

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.