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Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE)

Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services collaborates with campus partners to create an inclusive community for students with disabilities. Our goal is to proactively remove physical, technical, cultural, and programmatic barriers that limit opportunities for students with disabilities at the Bloomberg School.

We also:

  • Raise awareness of equitable practices and foster appreciation of disability as an area of diversity
  • Arrange for review of documentation and providing individuals with reasonable accommodations
  • Maintain and protect the confidentiality of individual records as required by law

Requesting Accommodations

Student Disability Services (SDS) will be moving to a new university-wide database called Accommodation Information Management (AIM) starting with the Fall 2022 semester.

All Summer 2022 course accommodation requests should be made using the current database, Accommodate:

Starting on 6/21/22, all New requests for Fall 2022 accommodations will be made using AIM:

  • New to working with SDS students will submit an initial request for accommodations through the AIM online application (Fall 2022 and beyond).
  • Returning students already working with SDS will be notified when the New AIM Student Portal opens for Fall 2022 requests; in the interim any changes or questions should be directed to
  • Please review the JHU Documentation Guidelines for Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Documentation may be submitted to us at any time; but we ask that students do so at least three weeks prior to the intended start date of the accommodation in order to provide adequate time for review.
  • Our office will inform the student of the status of the request within five business days of the intended start date of the accommodation.
  • Accommodations take effect upon approval and apply to the remainder of the time for which a student is registered and enrolled at the Bloomberg School.

Student Disability Services reviews all documentation and works in partnership with students to determine the most effective and timely accommodations.

Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic in any student program, activity administered by the University, admission, or employment.

Definition of a Person with a Disability

A person with a disability is defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

Grievance Procedure

OIE is responsible for the investigation and resolution of disability-related discrimination complaints received from faculty, staff, and students at Johns Hopkins University. For more information about filing an ADA or disability-related grievance, visit the OIE website.