The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is committed to the principles of equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

UMB will not discriminate on the basis of disability against a qualified person with a disability in regard to application, acceptance, grading, advancement, training, discipline, graduation, or other aspects related to a student’s participation in an academic program of UMB.

While a student’s request for accommodation is always considered, the Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) engages in an interactive process to devise a plan that is acceptable to the University, the School, and the student. Determination of whether an accommodation is reasonable is made by ESDS in consultation with School Liaison and other appropriate campus personnel. In keeping with the provisions of the ADA, an accommodation will not be approved: (1) that is incompatible with the technical standards for admission to, and completion of the program; (2) that alters the fundamental nature of the academic program; (3) that would result in a risk to the health or safety of the student or another individual; or (4) that would result in undue hardship to the University.

UMB students and applicants may allege violations of this policy by following the Guidelines and Process for UMB Student Grievances. However, students and applicants are encouraged to resolve alleged violations and complaints informally by contacting ESDS.