VI-1.00(D) UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND DISABILITY & ACCESSIBILITY POLICY AND PROCEDURES (Approved on an Interim Basis October 1, 2015; AmendedMarch 23, 2016; Amended and approved by the President May 6, 2016)I.POLICY The University of Maryland is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive educational, working, and living environment for people of all abilities. The University of Maryland is committed to the principle that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the University, or be subjected to discrimination. The University of Maryland provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals. Reasonable accommodations shall be made in a timely manner and on an individualized and flexible basis. Discrimination against individuals on the grounds of disability is prohibited. The University also strictly prohibits retaliation against persons arising in connection with the assertion of rights under this Policy. A.Applicability This Policy applies to all members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, and third party individuals. It is the responsibility of individual students and employees to identify themselves as persons with a disability when requesting an accommodation. It is also the responsibility of the individual with the disability to provide current supporting documentation of their disability from a relevant credentialed professional that demonstrates how the disability affects their ability to perform the essential functions of their job or to participate in and benefit from educational programs, services, and/or activities of the University. All supporting disability documentation will be kept confidential and separate from personnel records. Students and employees with disabilities have the same obligation as all members of the community to meet and maintain the institution’s job performance, academic and technical standards, and codes of conduct. The University’s ADA Coordinatorlisted below is responsible for campus-wide compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Dr. Jo Ann Hutchinson, Director Disability Support Service (DSS) 0106 Shoemaker Building Phone: 301.314.7682 Fax: 301.405.0813
VI-1.00(D) page 2 TTY/TDD: 301.314.7682 Email: [email protected]Website: II.DEFINITIONS “Disability”(with respect to an individual) is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the person’s major life activities, taking into consideration any mitigating measures; a history of having such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment.