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The Center for Educational Access is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities and works to ensure access to all campus facilities and programs.

Contact us:

Academic Center, Room 139
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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410.837.4775 (office)
410.837.4932 (fax)

Summer 2016 Hours*

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday:8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

*Open later by appointment only

UB Police Info: If you are deaf/hard of hearing or deaf/blind or if you have a speech disorder and wish to contact the UB Police Department, call Maryland Relay at 1.800.201.7165.

Our services include:

  • accommodations for the classroom and for campus life
  • accessibility on campus
  • advocacy support for students registered with the center.

We also:

  • assure you are provided appropriate adjustments and support to facilitate your access to UB’s academic programs
  • validate your needs as required under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA), reviewing and assessing documentation and determining appropriate, necessary accommodations and support
  • address attitudes regarding disability, encouraging acceptance and dispelling myths—demonstrating that you should be evaluated on the basis of your ability, not disability
  • encourage use of and make available training for assistive technologies
  • provide referrals for work and personal achievement to support and promote a well-balanced life outside of UB
  • support UB’s Office of Human Resources by providing advice and assistance with employee accommodations
  • assist UB’s Office of Facilities Management with design suggestions to help ensure UB facilities are accessible.

Education officials from Singapore discuss student accommodations with UB expertsCrossing Borders:

A group of education officials from Singapore recently visited the University of Baltimore's Center for Educational Access to discuss UB's success in establishing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs. The Southeast Asian island nation does not have a federal law that requires public institutions to provide accommodations for people with disabilities. Although accommodations are currently provided at the elementary and secondary levels of education, they do not continue into the post-secondary school years.

"Even with the lack of a legal framework like ADA in which you can set up a system for accommodating students for purposes of testing, classroom access and other related areas, they are working hard to establish the right set of policies so that they can achieve a standard of reasonable accommodations in many of their schools and universities," said Karyn Schulz, director of the center. "I admire their determination, and we were happy to share ideas and approaches with them." Learn more.

Nondiscrimination: The commitment of the University of Baltimore to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity requires that treatment of students be based on individual abilities and qualifications and be free from invidious discrimination. The University of Baltimore is therefore actively committed to providing equal educational opportunity in all of its institutions and programs. All policies, programs and activities of the University are and shall be in conformity with all pertinent federal and state laws on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex and disability, including, but not limited to, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Any ADA concerns should be directed to the director of the Center for Educational Access at 410.837.4775.

Last Published 6/29/16