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Our Mission

The mission of Student Disability Services (SDS) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), is to provide necessary accommodations to ensure all campus programs and services are accessible to enrolled UMBC students with disabilities.

Student Disability Services’ goals are:

  • To provide a welcoming, encouraging, and empowering environment for students with disabilities
  • To increase retention and graduation rates for students with disabilities
  • To foster an institutional climate supportive of success to students with disabilities

Who does SDS serve and what services are provided?

  • Reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities are provided for all students “qualified” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA and ADAA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 , who request and are eligible for services
  • In-class note-taking, readers, sign language interpreters and cued speech translators, transcription assistance, proctored exams and assistive technology  are some of the services provided to assist students with disabilities reach their academic goals.