Disability Services at Johns Hopkins University
We extend a warm welcome to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities, affirming our dedication to fostering an inclusive and accommodating environment across our campuses.
If you are a prospective undergraduate student with a disability, we strongly encourage you to reach out to the Office of Student Disability Services to arrange an in-person meeting. This meeting will afford you the opportunity to become acquainted with our campus, address any queries you may have, and assess how well we can cater to your specific requirements.
Upon your enrollment, the representatives from Student Disability Services will be available to offer guidance on available services and accommodations, which may encompass note-taking assistance, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility enhancements, and assistive technology. Their mission is to ensure you receive the necessary support to thrive academically.
University Statement on Equal Opportunity:
Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic.
Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, a person is considered to have a disability if (1) he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities (such as hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking, caring for oneself, learning, or concentrating); (2) has a record of having such an impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment class.
The university provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students and employees with disabilities. In most cases, JHU will require documentation of the disability and the need for the specific requested accommodation.