Welcome to Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS), a unit within the Office of
Inclusion and Institutional Equity. ADS is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion
for students with disabilities enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate programs
at TU. ADS currently serves more than 2,200 students with various disabilities and
some temporary impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities.
Who We Are
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
ADS provides accommodations and services to students with disabilities who register
with our office. Students initiate the process of registering by completing an ADS
application. Accommodations are based on documentation of the disability and a personal
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 TU students with documented disabilities at both the undergraduate
and graduate level. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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 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.
Tips for Faculty
Accessible Online Learning for Students with Disabilities