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Disability Services

We welcome students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities and are committed to providing an accommodating environment on our campuses.

If you have a disability and are considering applying to Hopkins as an undergraduate, we encourage you to contact the Office of Student Disability Services to set up an in-person meeting. This will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with our campus, ask questions, and determine how well we can meet your needs.

Once you enroll, Student Disability Services representatives can advise you on services and accommodations, including taking notes, sign language interpreters, physical access, and assistive technology. They are here to make sure you get the support you need to be successful.

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.

Disability resources

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.