Office of Accessibility Services: Rights and Responsibilities

Students Have the Right to

  • An equal opportunity to access courses, programs, services and activities at UMUC.
  • 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 the Office of 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 UMUC.
  • Follow procedures for requesting accommodations, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Request academic accommodations for each term in which the student is registered.

UMUC Has the Right to

  • Request and receive, through the Office of 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 UMUC.
  • 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.

UMUC 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.