The Shoemaker Building, home to the office for the Accessibility and Disability Service. Photo by Taneen Momeni | The Diamondback
The Shoemaker Building, home to the office for the Accessibility and Disability Service. Photo by Taneen Momeni | The Diamondback

UMD students advocate for clearer accessibility, accommodations regulations

University of Maryland graduate students are advocating for clearer accessibility accommodation rules for students with disabilities, criticizing current rules and regulations governing accommodations.


Accessibility and Disability Services at this university provides both undergraduate and graduate students with a list of available accommodations and services, according to its website. But accessibility and accommodations vary in support depending on the department, according to Laura DeMarco, a graduate assistant in the McKeldin Library collection development strategies department.

“I cannot stress enough that working in McKeldin, in this department, is one of the good ones,” DeMarco said. “I love my coworkers, but I have a lot of friends in other departments who struggled to get accommodations for their teaching assistantship or who have been thrown under the bus by their advisor and completely lost their support network.” Read more…


Like it? Share with your friends!