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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

After admission and before classes start, students with disabilities should immediately contact the Student Disability Services to discuss procedures, review written policies, and resolve any disability-related concerns. This applies both to new students and to current/continuing students who are requesting accommodation for the first time. Certain services and accommodations may require significant advanced planning.

To begin the registration process with Student Disability Services and to establish eligibility for disability related accommodations and services, please complete and submit the SDS Online Registration Form and upload supporting documentation. Once your form and documentation are received, the next step in the process will be to meet with an SDS professional staff member to discuss your needs and potential accommodations. If you have any difficulty providing documentation or need more information about any aspect of the process, please contact Audrey Ndaba at  Here is the link

  • 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.