Student Disability Services Homewood

Who We Serve

The office of Student Disability Services Homewood advises Johns Hopkins students with disabilities on available resources, services and accommodations.

Please Review Current COVID-19 Status for the Office

  • Operations are business hours (Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET) and will be fully remote except in rare instances
  • And appointments will be available by Teams, Zoom or phone and can be scheduled during business hours
  • But even if you remain on campus and/or have in person components to your program or research, we request that you use remote options with SDS to the greatest extent possible

For Disability Accommodations and Services for All Schools with Remote Courses

New Accommodation Requests

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

For Current Students with Approved Accommodations: Renewal Request Letters

  • After submitting semester renewal request letter, allow at least 24 hours for the request to be processed
  • Requests for letters will be processed during business hours
    • For step-by-step instructions on submitting renewal requests in Accommodate
  • For additional resources and more information for Current Students

Exams

Our office will have limited capacity to proctor student exams due to COVID-19 restrictions. If possible, exams will be proctored in coordination with faculty. If assistance is needed about specific accommodations reach out to SDS.

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

Final Note

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 in the upcoming 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.