Happy New Year!
Accessibility and Disability Services, including Student Disability Services (SDS) will operate remotely this week (January 3rd through 7th) during regular business hours (8:30am through 4:30pm) and, in general, staff will not be available on campus to proctor in-person tests. Employee accommodation requests and inquiries can be made online the ADS website (link). SDS questions and testing matters for this week should be emailed to email@example.com.
As you know, UMBC has asked that students, staff, and faculty delay their return to campus, if at all possible, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Anyone who wishes to return to campus must have a recent negative COVID test on file as well as meeting additional requirements. See https://covid19.umbc.edu/
For students - the overwhelming majority of winter session courses are being taught online, and those courses with tests will be administered online as well. Registered SDS students who would like to utilize approved testing accommodations for a Winter 2022 course, must submit a Semester Request so that SDS can send your Letter of Accommodations to the instructor. Instructions for submitting a Semester Request can be found at https://sds.umbc.edu/accommodate-semester-request/
For those who are new to requesting accommodations due to their health condition each process is available remotely 24/7 - however it is best to apply as soon as practical - details are here:
- Student Disability Services works with graduate and undergraduate students for academic accommodations
- Employee Accommodations for Faculty Staff and Student Employees are administered by Accessibility & Disability Services,
- Have an accessibility concern? Report it here. We also partner with Facilities Management Work Control system, Residential Life's Facilities FXit Process, and DoIT's RT system
ADS and SDS will update operations and availability for next week as more information becomes available.
Stay safe and stay healthy!
ADS and SDS Staff