Welcome to Accessibility & Disability Service
We support all undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities across the University of Maryland and ensure equal access and inclusion in education. Discover how we coordinate academic, housing, and student employment/assistantship accommodations below.
Supporting Students With Disabilities
We recognize disability as an integral aspect of the diverse landscape on our campus. Disabilities can vary widely, some might be easily recognizable while many are invisible. We aim to celebrate each student and recognize the distinctive qualities and strengths they introduce to our community. We follow the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which defines disability as a physical or mental impairment limiting major life activities, and personalize your accommodations through discussion, documentation review, and collaboration with instructors or departments.
Schedule a consultation and meet with a disability specialist to understand disability accommodations related to your UMD experience
Learn how disability specialists help you implement accommodations at UMD
Find information on self-reporting and documentation from external sources and access important forms
Student Log In
Streamlined access for students registered with ADS to share accommodation letters, book a test/exam, and request course notes.
Instructor/TA Log In
Acknowledge accommodation letters, confirm test requests, complete the Test Authorization Form (TAF), and upload assessment materials.
Note Taker Application
Did you know as a UMD student you can serve as a peer note taker and that you can get paid to share your notes?
How to Register With ADS
To request disability accommodations and begin working with ADS please complete the following steps:
- Submit the ADS Registration Application
- Schedule a meeting with a disability specialist
- Provide a self-report and supporting documentation
*For residence hall housing accommodations, you will need to apply for on-campus housing and complete the Accommodated Housing Application Form via the ADS Portal.Registration Process
We strive to create an inclusive campus for all students. We offer a wide range of resources to help you thrive in your personal and academic environments.
Find supportive communities, academic tools, quiet spaces, and more to enhance your Maryland experience
Transitioning to UMD
Learn how to transition accommodations from other institutions/high schools and set up accommodations at UMD
Read about short-term accommodations for temporary conditions or injuries (e.g., broken bones, concussions, etc.)
ADS Front Desk
Our front desk staff is here to point you in the right direction and answer your questions about eligibility, reasonable accommodations, or to connect you with a disability specialist. Let us know how we can help!
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.