Announcement Regarding AIM Database Launch

Student Disability Services (SDS) will be launching a university-wide database called AIM starting with the Fall 2022 semester. Some Homewood students might already be familiar with AIM.

Summer 2022 course accommodation requests should be made using the Accommodate database:

Effective June 21, Fall 2022 accommodation requests will be made using AIM:

  • New Students (first time working with SDS) will submit an Initial Request for accommodations through the AIM online application.
  • Returning Students (already have approved SDS accommodations) will be notified when the New AIM Student Portal opens for Fall 2022 requests; in the interim any changes or questions should be directed to You do not need to complete another application. Your information will be migrated from Accommodate into AIM.



To create an inclusive culture that celebrates disability as an area of diversity while ensuring equitable experiences for all students. ​​


Student Disability Services collaborates to create an inclusive community for students with disabilities by proactively removing barriers, raising awareness of equitable practices, and fostering an appreciation of disability as an area of diversity while utilizing a wide range of approaches from universal design to individualized accommodations. ​

Who We Serve

Student Disability Services (SDS) advises Johns Hopkins graduate and undergraduate students with disabilities on available services and accommodations.

6% of the student population across JHU (university-wide) receives services from SDS.

9% of students at JHU Homewood receive services from SDS.

Current COVID-19 Status for the Office

  • SDS is open and operating during usual business hours Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET
  • Appointments will be available by video or phone and can be scheduled during business hours. In person appointments are available upon request.

For Disability Accommodations and Services for all Schools (university-wide)

New Accommodation Requests

  • Students can begin an accommodation request with SDS Homewood first by completing the SDS Registration Form
    • After submitting the online registration form and uploading documentation to the portal — you will receive an email from SDS staff within 3 business days
      • This will be to schedule a phone or video (Zoom or Teams) meeting to discuss the request for accommodations
    • During this initial meeting, accommodations will be determined
    • Accommodation letters must be requested through your student portal for each new semester
    • For additional resources and more information check out the Newly-Admitted Students page and Documentation Guidelines for registering for accommodations

Current Students with Approved Accommodations

  • Accommodation letters can be requested in Accommodate for summer 2022
  • How to request accommodations each semester/term, PowerPoint Document: Powerpoint
  • How to request accommodations each semester/term, Video
    • After submitting semester/term request, allow at least 24 hours for the request to be processed.
    • Additional resources and more information for Current Students

How to Schedule Exams for Summer 2022

  • Send an email to and make sure to cc: faculty member/professor in the email and include the following:
  1. Faculty member/professor name
  2. Course name & number
  3. Date & time for the exam (please make sure that the date/time request has been approved by faculty member/professor)

Technology & Communications Access Note

With the move to remote course delivery, there may be a continuing adjustment to technologies. There may be additional, potential challenges in delivering accommodations; please reach out to SDS. Let SDS know if there is a need for additional accommodations or support.

Additional Useful Information

SDS acknowledges the disruption and impact the coronavirus has had on the lives of many students with disabilities. Please contact your SDS coordinator for additional support. You can also find resources and updated information on the university’s operations and response on the Hopkins COVID-19 Info Page.

We wish you all the best with the semester!

~Student Disability Services (SDS) Staff~

Our office serves full-time graduate and undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering, visiting college students in the JHU Summer Pre-College Programs, and visiting high school students in summer programs, Engineering Innovation sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Engineering.

We work with the university’s central ADA Compliance Officer and comply with federal, state, and local disability regulations throughout our process.