University of Maryland University Colleges is committed to identifying and removing potential accessibility barriers in its facilities, on its grounds, and 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 UMUC offices. We provide advice on ADA compliance concerns to all sectors of the UMUC community.

ADA Compliance’s mission includes ensuring UMUC'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 with regard to the rights of persons with disabilities.

Additionally, ADA Compliance supports Accessibility Services and reviews complaints by faculty, staff, and students who believe that they have not received an appropriate accommodation or academic adjustment. Such complaints should be made in writing, to the ADA Compliance Officer within five business days of receiving a decision from Accessibility Services. 

Contact ADA Compliance

Steven Alfred

E-mail: adacompliance@umuc.edu

Phone: 301-985-7930

Address

UMUC Headquarters

3501 University Boulevard East

Administration Building

Adelphi, MD 20783

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Role of the ADA Compliance Officer

The ADA compliance officer coordinates with relevant UMUC 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 UMUC'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 he or she has been discriminated against may choose to resolve the matter internally with UMUC. However, in all cases, documentation of the person’s disability and approved accommodation or academic adjustment must be on file with Accessibility Services at the time the complaint is made.

Formal Investigation and Adjudication

Faculty, staff and students who believe that they have been discriminated against due to their disability and chose to pursue an internal complaint should e-mail Fair Practices.

For more information about this complaint process, please read UMUC Policy 040.30—Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

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 in order 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
E-mail: ocr.philadelphia@ed.gov
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
E-mail: ADA.complaint@usdoj.gov
U.S. Department of Justice Website