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ADA Compliance

Learn about Americans with Disabilities Act compliance at UMGC.

University of Maryland Global Campus is committed to identifying and removing potential accessibility barriers in its facilities, on its grounds, and in its programming and activities for employees, students, and campus visitors.

ADA Compliance is a unit within the Office of Diversity and Equity. ADA Compliance serves as the point of contact for matters relating to ADA compliance while facilitating the flow of information among the various UMGC offices. We provide advice on ADA compliance concerns to all sectors of the UMGC community.

ADA Compliance’s mission includes ensuring UMGC's programs are ADA compliant. We also maintain current information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, also known as ADA, of 1990; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended: Section 504 and Section 508; and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities as well as promote best practices regarding the rights of persons with disabilities.

Contact ADA Compliance

Steven Alfred
Phone: 301-985-7930


UMGC Headquarters
3501 University Boulevard East
Administration Building
Adelphi, MD 20783

Role of the ADA Compliance Officer

The ADA compliance officer coordinates with relevant UMGC offices to assure compliance with the ADA and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. The ADA compliance officer is responsible for tracking UMGC's progress in its efforts to comply with state and federal laws, filing all necessary reports, and providing consultative services. Additionally, the ADA compliance officer maintains current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations as well as best practices.

Disability Discrimination Complaints

A person who believes that they have been discriminated against based on their disability may choose to resolve the matter internally with UMGC by filing a complaint with Fair Practices.  For more information about this complaint process, please read UMGC Policy 040.30—Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. Alternatively, you may contact Fair Practices via email at

External Filing of a Disability Complaint

To file a complaint with an external agency, faculty, staff, and students should contact the appropriate agency listed below to verify the time limits and deadlines for filing.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 515
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Phone: 215-656-8514
Fax: 215-656-8605
TDD: 800-877-8339
Office for Civil Rights Website

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
City Crescent Building
10 S. Howard Street, Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 800-669-4000
Fax: 410-962-4270
TTY: 800-669-6820
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Website

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division Disability Rights Section 1 1425 NYAV
Washington, D.C. 20530
Fax: 202-307-1197
U.S. Department of Justice Website

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