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.
Campus Construction and Moves
The ADS Office moved to the first floor of the University Union, Suite 146, across from the University Store.
The Testing Services Center moved to the Academic Commons in Cook Library, Suite 321.
Stop by to see us in our new locations!
Contact the ADS office at 410-704-2638 if you have any questions about our locations.
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
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 jdonaldson AT_TOWSON for questions about registering.