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Accessibility Services Rights and Responsibilities

Read about accessibility services rights and responsibilities of students and UMGC.

At University of Maryland Global Campus, both students and the university have accessibility rights and responsibilities.

Students Have the Right to

  • An equal opportunity to access courses, programs, services and activities at UMGC.
  • Request reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Appropriate confidentiality of information regarding their disability, except when disclosures are required or permitted by law.

Students Have the Responsibility to

  • Maintain institutional standards for academic performance and conduct.
  • Register with Accessibility Services, and request an accommodation.
  • Provide appropriate documentation of a disability, including the functional limitation(s) of the disability and its impact on the access to and participation in courses, programs, services and activities at UMGC.
  • Follow procedures for requesting accommodations, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Request academic accommodations for each term in which the student is registered.

UMGC Has the Right to

  • Request and receive, through Accessibility Services, current documentation that identifies the existence of a disability and explains the functional limitations of the disability.
  • Suggest appropriate and reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services based on documentation submitted to the office.
  • Establish essential requirements and standards for courses, programs, services or activities at UMGC.
  • Select equally effective accommodations, adjustments or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Deny an accommodation, adjustment or auxiliary aid that fundamentally alters a course, program or activity.

UMGC Has the Responsibility to

  • Review submitted documentation without bias and seek appropriate relevant professional expertise when necessary.
  • Confer with the student and other relevant parties when determining accommodations, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Provide information in accessible formats, upon request.
  • Respond to requests in a timely manner.
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of documentation and information.

Learn more about student and instructor responsibilities in A Quick Guide to Accommodations.

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