Accessibility & Disability Services

TU is committed to providing equal access and full participation for individuals with disabilities within all university programs and activities. The Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity (OIIE) ensures the university’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


Towson Accommodate


Towson Accommodate portal is an online system used to set up and manage accommodations for students with disabilities at Towson University. Students will use the Accommodate Portal to request their accommodation letters (ADS memos). Faculty will also have access to the system. Visit Towson Accommodate and sign in by using your Towson NetID.

If you are requesting accommodations for the first time, please complete our ADS application.

Who We Are

Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS) is a unit within the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity and part of the TU 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.

The ADS office is staffed with dedicated professionals whose focus is working with students on an individual basis by providing disability-related assistance, support, consultation and advocacy. Our office facilitates reasonable accommodations and services, and includes a Testing Services Center that offers testing accommodations for eligible students.

Who We Serve

ADS serves more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students with various disabilities and some temporary impairments who are registered with our office. These include but are not limited to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, mental health disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, brain injuries, physical and mobility disabilities, medical conditions, blind/low vision, deaf/hard of hearing and speech/language disabilities.

To get started, students should complete an ADS application and submit documentation of their disability. An ADS specialist will contact you for an intake appointment. Students should initiate the process of registering with ADS as early as possible after enrolling at the university to ensure timely provision of services. Please contact ADS at any point if you have questions or need assistance with this process.


If you are a veteran entering or returning to college, you may not realize that you could be eligible for accommodations through ADS. ADS and the Military and Veterans Center collaborate to provide veterans with information about ADS and how we can assist you. It's possible that your ability to learn may have changed, even if you did not experience learning difficulties prior to your military service. Or, you may now have a physical or medical condition that impacts your ability to have equal access to the educational environment.

Registering with ADS is voluntary and strictly confidential. You can initiate the process by submitting an ADS application. You may also contact Joshua Donaldson at 410-704-3475 or for questions about registering.