*New* SDS Homepage

Welcome to the Office of Student Disability Services!

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) provides resources to students with disabilities, as well as those with temporarily disabling conditions and injuries, that may require accommodations in order to have equal access and full participation in all of UMBC’s programs, services, and activities. 

We are guided by principles of inclusion, equity, and universal design, and all members of our diverse campus community are welcome here.

SDS LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!!

 

Report Campus Accessibility Concerns

To report an issue or access challenge, such as an electronic door opener not working, a blocked ramp, etc., please submit this form:

https://accessibility.umbc.edu/report-campus-accessibility-concern/

*Or, Call Facilities Work Control: (410) 455-2550

“Drop-in” at the SDS Virtual Office Hours!

**IMPORTANT: SDS will be open VIRTUALLY January 3rd – 24th (Winter session) due to UMBC’s reduced capacity operations given the recent COVID-19 numbers.** 

All UMBC students, instructors, staff, and visitors are welcome to “drop-in” online for quick questions about disability services.

*New SDS INTAKE appointments must be scheduled online and are not available for drop-in.*

Virtual Front Desk Hours:

  • Mondays: 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Tuesdays: 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Wednesdays: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Thursdays: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Fridays: 10 am – 12 pm

Please click the link provided below during the posted drop-in hours.

The SDS staff host will admit you from the “waiting room” as soon as the staff member is available and the previous visitor has left.

Here is the link to the SDS office hour room on Webex: https://umbc.webex.com/meet/sds

SDS WINTER & SPRING 2022 Office Operations

Student Disability Services (SDS) staff remain committed to supporting the access needs of our students, faculty, and staff for in-person, remote, and hybrid course delivery.

All SDS staff are working both in-person and in virtual modalities to ensure that disability support services and accommodations are provided.

*NOTE: THE SDS OFFICE WILL BE OPEN VIRTUALLY 1/3/22 – 1/24/22.*

  • Appointments with staff can be held via Webex, Google Meets, phone, or in-person. Students can log into their online Accommodate student account to schedule meetings or can contact a staff member via email to request a meeting time.
  • Staff answer email and voicemail messages Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Main office: (410) 455-2459 or disAbility@umbc.edu.
  • SDS staff are available for virtual drop-in hours 5 days a week to answer quick questions (schedule and Webex link in text box above).

VISIT UMBC’S RETRIEVER READY COVID-19 WEBSITE FOR CAMPUS-WIDE UPDATES, RESOURCES, AND INFORMATION ON CAMPUS OPERATIONS AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS.

 


 

NOTE TO STUDENTS & FACULTY ABOUT ACCOMMODATED TESTING:

**Due to COVID-19 health and safety requirements, SDS will NOT have testing appointments available 1/3/22 – 1/24/22 (unless a special circumstance has been arranged). SDS will reopen for regular in-person test proctoring accommodations with the start fo the Spring semester, January 31st at a REDUCED SEATING CAPACITY.**

Please contact disAbility@umbc.edu if there are concerns or alternate testing arrangements needed this week.

*Students taking online courses will take their tests remotely in the course platform the instructor has set up, not in the SDS office (e.g., Blackboard can be set for extended test time). 

 

For academic learning support and questions, SDS recommends:


 

*Are you seeking disability-related accommodations as a UMBC EMPLOYEE?

  • Visit the Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS) website!

*Accessibility concerns?

For questions about the employee accommodation process or general campus accessibility, please contact the Accessibility Manager/ADA Coordinator Stephanie Lazarus by email at: slazar@umbc.edu or by phone: (410) 455-5745.

 

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and visitors. If you have difficulties accessing any of the materials on our sites, please contact us via email so we can provide an alternative format and remedy any accessibility challenges.