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Accessibility Services 

Find information on the accessibility accommodations process, documentation, rights, and self-advocacy.

University of Maryland Global Campus is committed to providing education that is accessible to students. Accessibility Services ensures that students with medical conditions protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act are provided accommodations in a timely manner. Accommodations ensure that students can access course materials and meet learning objectives by removing barriers to education.

Your privacy is protected. Accessibility Services maintains an encrypted database to ensure ADA, HIPPA, and FERPA compliance. Students can choose to disclose health conditions to faculty members or classmates, but Accessibility Services staff will not disclose this information.

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Accessibility Services Guide

Access an overview of Accessibility Services in the student guide.

ADA Compliance

Learn about Americans with Disabilities Act compliance at UMGC.

Contact Accessibility Services

Contact us to get more information or ask any additional questions about our services at U.S. locations.

Contact UMGC Asia Student Services or UMGC Europe Student Services to learn more about accessibility services at our overseas divisions.

Accessibility Services Mission

At UMGC, our primary goal is commitment to our students' success and maintenance of an educational partnership between students, faculty, staff, and administration.

Accessibility Services recognizes that disability reflects diverse characteristics and experiences and is an aspect of diversity integral to society and the university experience. In alignment with the university's core goals, the mission of Accessibility Services is to coordinate support services that provide equal opportunity for students to participate in all aspects of the educational environment. Through our initiatives, students can participate in UMGC's programs and services while adhering to the university's academic standards.

In advancing this mission, Accessibility Services seeks to provide the best accommodations and services possible to qualified students in the following ways:

  • Arrange academic adjustments and accommodations as mandated under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable and sustainable.
  • Educate and provide consultation to UMGC faculty, staff and administrators to promote awareness and sensitivity toward individuals with disabilities.
  • Provide students with disabilities the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to effectively advocate for themselves in the university community.