Accessibility & Disability Services

Accessibility & Disability Services (ADS) serves students with various disabilities and some temporary impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities. The ADS staff is available to answer questions about accommodations and services as well as to provide information about other resources on and off campus.

Students in front of Administration Building

Who We Are

Accessibility & Disability Services (ADS) is part of the Towson University commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive campus that is welcoming to all.  ADS collaborates with students, faculty and staff to ensure equal opportunity and create an accessible educational experience for students with disabilities.

ADS provides accommodations and services to students with disabilities who register with our office.  Students initiate the process of registering by completing a ADS application.  Accommodations are based on documentation of the disability and a personal interview.  The office is staffed with ADS specialists from various professional backgrounds who work with students on an individual basis by providing assistance, support, consultation and advocacy.  ADS includes a Testing Services Center that provides testing accommodations to students registered with ADS.  The office also works with students and partners across campus to remove barriers and promote accessibility.

Who We Serve

ADS serves enrolled Towson University students with documented disabilities at both the undergraduate and graduate level.   Disabilities include, but are not limited to, learning, physical/mobility, vision, hearing, chronic health and mental health disabilities.  The office also works with students with some temporary impairments, as appropriate.   

Students are encouraged to register with ADS soon after enrolling at the university to ensure timely provision of services.  We recommend that students maintain regular contact with our office, especially during their first year. This contact provides the opportunity for ADS staff to guide students and to work with them proactively to address any issues that may arise.   

Why Attend ADS Orientation?

A recent ADS study comparing transfer students who attended the ADS Transfer Orientation Program with transfer students who did not attend showed that attending students had an average GPA of 3.03 (B grade) as compared to a 2.78 grade (C+) for non-attending students.


Contact Information

Accessibility & Disability Services

Administration Building, Rooms 232-235
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.