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Welcome to ADS!

UMBC’s Office of Accessibility & 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 a new student who has questions related to the transition of accommodations from high school or community college, a visitor looking for accessible parking and pathways on campus, or an employee requesting accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of your job, we offer resources and support to ensure you can take advantage of all that UMBC has to offer.

QUICK LINKS:

For Employee Accommodations

For Student Disability Services

BUSINESS CONTINUITY DURING COVID-19

ADS OFFICE STAFF ARE WORKING REMOTELY THROUGH FALL 2020

*Our staff remain committed to supporting our students, faculty and staff during the transition to remote campus operations and online learning*

 

INQUIRIES REGARDING CAMPUS ACCESSIBILITY AND WORK-RELATED ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE VIA EMAIL TO SLAZAR@UMBC.EDU OR BY PHONE AT 410-455-5745.

YOU CAN ALSO START THE ACCOMMODATION REQUEST PROCESS THROUGH THE EMPLOYEE MENU ON THIS SITE.

 

PLEASE VISIT THE COVID-19/RETRIEVER READY WEBSITE FOR CAMPUS UPDATES AND INFORMATION.

 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

CONTACT us!

  • 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 will be scheduled via Webex, Google Meets, and by phone since in-office campus meetings are currently restricted.
  • ADS staff are working remotely to ensure that disability support services and accommodations continue to be available.
  • You can also report general campus access concerns through the Google form in this website under the menu item for “Report Campus Accessibility Concerns”.

 

Please note, we are working in partnership with Human Resources, supervisors, and department chairs to address health-related concerns for employee situations that arise. The COVID-19 website section on REMOTE/ON-CAMPUS WORK PLANS may also be of assistance in answering your questions. In urgent situations or emergencies however, you are advised to contact the Campus Police Department at 410-455-5555.

We look forward to working with you!

 

Office of Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS)

Stephanie Lazarus, Accessibility Manager & ADA Coordinator 

Phone: (410) 455-5745      Email: slazar@umbc.edu

 

Tawny L. McManus, Assistant Vice Provost for Accessibility & Disability Services

Director, Office of Student Disability Services (SDS)

Email: tmcmanus@umbc.edu

 

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.