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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 of Public Health.

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


How to Begin the Process of Requesting Accommodations

Working with Student Disability Services to officially request accommodations and services not only protects a student’s right to have barriers removed, but also enables them to maintain confidentiality around the details of their disability and to share only information that needs to be known. Student Disability Services (SDS) encourages students with disabilities who need accommodations or services to request them by taking the following steps:

  1. Complete the SDS online application through our university-wide database, Accommodation Information Manager (AIM)
  2. Submit documentation using the link received after you submit the application.
  3. Schedule a meeting with the SDS staff member at your school to discuss your needs as well as potential accommodations and services.

Please contact SDS at if you have any questions or concerns.

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.


Appeals/Grievance Procedures for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Institutional Equity (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, please visit the OIE website.