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Campus Accessibility: What's Your Big Idea?

The community of UMBC has creativity, insight and experience that we would like to harness to develop projects that meet the needs of the campus and its constituents. As a diverse campus known for innovation, we are all invited to make a difference in accessibility for UMBC's community and improve the campus experience of people with disabilities. One way we strive to continually improve our campus's physical accessibility is by engaging the Access Maryland Program with capital projects generated from our entire community.

The annual Access Maryland Accessibility Discussion is scheduled in the early Spring, though the information gathering process is continuous. This form has been created to capture ideas year-round for improving physical accessibility on campus. If you are cannot attend, or are reluctant to publicly share, additional communication options are on the last page. A gentle reminder - information about an individual's disability is confidential. Your idea page(s) should refrain from including personally identifiable details, though general references (i.e. someone in a wheelchair) are fine.

What would you like to see improved, added, developed, used, created or made available that would benefit people with disabilities on campus?

Examples of capital projects that have been funded through the Access Maryland program for the campus core include: adding accessible pathways, creating a way-finding system, updating bathroom and elevator accessibility, and more. As these projects have been funded, space becomes available for another project - will it be based on your idea? Tell us more!

What is the Big Idea?

Please give a brief summary of your idea.

What are the benefits to people with disabilities at UMBC?

Briefly explain how your idea would benefit members of the UMBC community with disabilities. If there are specific categories of disability that will benefit, please mention this detail if it's not obvious.

What more is there to know about this idea?

Have you spoken with other people on campus about your idea? If so, tell us more. Before we start our legwork, we'd like to know if it has a history and what else may be in motion. Are there are other campus members that have additional insight or support? Let us know.

You may submit the form as an attachment to Celso Guitian in Planning and Construction Services at cguitian@umbc.edu or Stephanie Lazarus, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at slazar@umbc.edu.