Disability and Employment
Not everyone with a medical condition is protected by the law. In order to be protected, a person must be qualified for the job and have a disability as defined by the law. A person can show that he or she has a disability in one of three ways:
- A person may be disabled if he or she has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity (such as walking, talking, seeing, hearing, or learning).
- A person may be disabled if he or she has a history of a disability (such as cancer that is in remission).
- A person may be disabled if he is believed to have a physical or mental impairment that is not transitory (lasting or expected to last six months or less) and minor.
- Requests for disability-based workplace accommodations are administered and/or reviewed by the ADA Coordinator.
- Student requests for accommodation are processed through Student Support Services
- Students with Disabilities: Preparing for a Post-Secondary Education
- Employment-related requests for accommodation shall be referred to the campus ADA Coordinator.
- Campus map with accessible routes
- Electronic and Information Resource Accessibility
- Blackboard Accessibility Information
- Campus Evacuation Procedures for People with Disabilities (pp 40-43 of UMBC Police's Emergency Response Plan)
- Assistive Technology for Students
- Maryland Technology Assistance Program - Demo and Loan Library
Frequently Requested Information
- Web Page Accessibility Guidelines
- Disability Etiquette
- Job Accommodation Network
- Service Animals and the ADA
- Service Animal Etiquette
- Faculty Resources
- Access Maryland Process at UMBC
For inquiries about matters involving disability, contact:
ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
Office of Human Relations
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle AD 902
Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455-5745 (Telephone)
(410) 455-1713 (Fascimile)