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.
- 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
Student Disability Services (SDS) is using a new database called Accommodation Information Management (AIM). All requests for accommodations starting with Fall 2022 will be processed through AIM.
- Students who are brand new to working with SDS can submit an application to start the process.
- Students with approved accommodations can request accommodations for the fall using the AIM Student Portal and by following the Student Guidelines for Requesting Accommodation through AIM. The portal will be accessed using your Hopkins JHED ID and password. Single sign on will work after the first time if you use it.
Please note: Students who are still in the process of getting accommodations approved or submitting documentation, should contact SDS at the email address for your school below if you have any questions about next steps in that process. The AIM Student Portal will be available for you to login once you are approved to use accommodations.
Please contact SDS at BSPH.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
- 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 of Public Health.
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.
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.
- Social Media Accessibility Toolkit
- U.S. Federal Government Disability Information
- The U.S. Federal Government Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- AAMC Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education
- ACCESSOLUTIONS for the Hard of Hearing and Deaf
- Baltimore: Mayor's Commission on Disabilities
- Evacuation Procedures for People with Disabilities
- Test-taking Strategies
- DeafTEC's Classroom Tips for Working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
- The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy Resources