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About Us

Our Commitment to You

At the University of Maryland, we go beyond merely checking boxes. We recognize that each student's disability-related access needs are unique. Instead of providing one-size-fits-all accommodations, we tailor our approach to each individual's specific concerns. Our ultimate aim is to create an environment where students with disabilities can fully participate, engage, and thrive. Together, we're setting a new standard for access and inclusion in higher education.

Learn about our disability specialists

Get in Touch

For added flexibility, all ADS meetings are scheduled in advance and conducted virtually. Please note that we don't offer walk-in or same-day appointments. We're excited to connect with you soon! 


Call to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 301-314-7682


Get in touch with us via email with questions or to schedule an appointment.



4281 Chapel Drive  
0106 Shoemaker Building  
College Park, MD 20742

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Office Hours

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ADS Office

Monday - Friday 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Testing Office

Monday - Friday 
Admin Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Proctoring Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Adaptive Tech Lab

Monday - Friday 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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We Value Your Confidentiality

We understand that disclosing a disability is a personal decision. We are committed to ensuring your privacy. Our goal is to provide appropriate disability accommodations while upholding the highest level of confidentiality.

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Our Units

We assist students with disabilities in multiple ways, including appointment assistance, adaptive technology guidance, access to academic content, testing accommodations, and interpretation and transcription services.

ADS Front Desk

Guides you to answers about eligibility and accommodations, and connects you with disability specialists.

Phone: 301-314-7682  

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Adaptive Technology Lab

Facilitates access and educates students on assistive technology options available during UMD tenure.

Phone: 301-314-7958

About the Adaptive Technology Lab

Accommodated Note Taking

Facilitates access to academic content for students with an approved note taking accommodation.

Phone: 301-314-7989   

About Accommodated Note Taking

Alternate Text Services

Facilitates access to academic content for students with an approved alternate format accommodation that includes but not limited to electronic format, Braille, and enlarged print.

Phone: 301-314-7684   

About Alternative Text Services

Accommodated Testing Office

Helps registered students with testing accommodations such as extended time testing, reduced distraction, and alternate formats. 

Phone: 301-314-7217   

About Accommodated Testing

Communication Access Services

Provides communication access accommodations to eligible students that include: sign language interpreters, transcription services, etc.

Phone: 301-405-8058  

About Communication Access Services
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Meet Our Staff

We're here to support you every step of the way. Our friendly staff is available to answer your questions, discuss accommodations, and provide guidance. Reach out to us today and let's work together to ensure your accessibility needs are met.

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