Accessibility

Towson University promotes the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities as part of our commitment to creating a diverse, multicultural campus community.

 

We are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. 

The university will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals upon request.

Changes to Accessible Parking on Glen Drive

With the construction of TU's new Science Building, all of accessible parking along Glen Drive from York Road to behind Stephens Hall will be permanently eliminated. Some accessible spaces will be added to the parking lots behind Stephens Hall and Van Bokkelen Hall/Media Center.  The paystation on Glen Drive will be relocated to further down Glen Drive toward the accessibility ramp. All changes will take place on or about November 1, 2017.

Accessible Parking

Those wishing to use the designated Accessible parking spaces are required to have a state issued Accessible permit/license plate assigned to them and be prepared to present Proof of Accessible Parking Certification to law enforcement or university officials upon request.  

Accessible permits/license plates do not allow for free parking on the Towson University campus and all vehicles on campus require a university parking permit. A valid permit is purchased at Parking & Transportation Services through eParking or at one of the yellow visitor paystations located throughout the campus.

 Accessible Parking Spaces (PDF) are located in all garages and lots on campus.  Certified Accessible Permit Holders may park at a stand-alone meter up to two time frames without additional cost if all Accessible spaces are filled. Only the individual to whom the Accessibility permit/plate is issued to may use an Accessible  parking space. If you are transporting an individual who is authorized to use an Accessible permit/plate, the individual must be in the vehicle at the time it is parked.  If the person is dropped off at another location, you may not park in an Accessible space. 

 Accessible Parking Regulations (PDF) are strictly enforced 24/7.  Vehicles parked illegally in Accessible spaces are subject to citation and towing at the owner's expense.

 Register Your Accessible Placard/License Plate:  Students, faculty and staff members are strongly encouraged to register their Accessible permits/license plates with Parking & Transportation Services.  This informs university staff that the vehicle is registered to a driver who possesses the valid credentials to park in Accessible restricted parking spaces.  Registration of Accessible status with Towson University can help avoid inaccurate vehicle citations.  Accessible Placard/Registration Form (PDF)

 For additional information regarding Maryland handicap permits/license plates, please visit the Maryland MVA website.

Shuttle Buses

The front seats of each campus shuttle bus are reserved for individuals with disabilities.  Not all shuttles are equipped for wheelchair users.  On-Campus Shuttles.  Off Campus Shuttles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ParaTransit

Towson University offers this service as a supplement in support of shuttle services to any member of the campus community with limited mobility.

To apply for Paratransit Services, students should complete the Student Paratransit Application (PDF). For more information, contact Disability Support Services or call 410-704-2638.

Faculty/Staff should complete the Faculty/Staff Paratransit Application (PDF) to apply for services.  Contact or call 410-704-4162 for more information.

Additional Information

Paratransit Service Information (PDF)

Paratransit Schedule Request (PDF)

Paratransit Quick Tips (PDF)

Additional Paratransit and Shuttle Information

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