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ADA/Section 504

Definitions

Disability and Employment

  • Not everyone with a medical condition is protected by the law. In order to be protected, a person must be qualified for the job and have a disability as defined by the law. A person can show that he or she has a disability in one of three ways:

    • A person may be disabled if he or she has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits a major life activity (such as walking, talking, seeing, hearing, or learning).
    • A person may be disabled if he or she has a history of a disability (such as cancer that is in remission).
    • A person may be disabled if he is believed to have a physical or mental impairment that is not transitory (lasting or expected to last six months or less) and minor.
  • Requests for disability-based workplace accommodations are administered and/or reviewed by the ADA Coordinator.

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Resources

Frequently Requested Information

For inquiries about matters involving disability, contact:

Stephanie Lazarus
ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
Office of Human Relations
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle AD 902
Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455-5745 (Telephone)
(410) 455-1713 (Fascimile)
slazar@umbc.edu