UMass Boston

ADA & Accommodations

ADA/Section 504 Compliance

UMass Boston is committed to equal and integrated inclusion of individuals with disabilities and is continually improving the accessibility of our campus, programs, and activities. The University's ADA/504 Coordinator is Andrea Haas, Accommodations Administrator.

For employees:

The Office of Human Resources is a referral point for:

  • seeking reasonable workplace accommodations;
  • information, services and resources regarding ADA and Section 504;
  • consultation on policy reviews and facilities planning;
  • workshops and trainings on disability-related topics;
  • implementation of reasonable requested accommodation.

For more information, or to request a workplace accommodation, please view the accommodations page or email

Employees requesting accommodations based on religious or spiritual beliefs should contact the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX at

For students:

The Ross Center for Disability Services is a resource for the campus community to ensure academic and housing access and inclusion. The Ross Center provides:

  • academic accommodations
  • resources
  • training in assistive technology
  • information to increase the understanding of disability throughout the university community

Get Information about the Ross Center and academic accommodations 

For pregnancy or related conditions, accommodations are available through the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX. Please email, or call (617) 287-4818.

IT Accessibility

UMass Boston is committed to a barrier-free electronic information and technology (EIT) environment. Through trainings and consultation, the IT Accessibility Team provides resources for creating accessible content. This includes website content, PDF documents, email communications, Microsoft Office documents, etc. Visit the website for Learning Design Services for more information.

Facilities Accessibility

We are committed to removing barriers that prohibit access to buildings and programs. Get updates on campus construction and rehabilitation projects here.

Grievance Procedure

Students, employees or other community members who believe they have been discriminated against on the basis of their disability may file a complaint with Director of Civil Rights and Title IX. Complaints should be submitted via email to Anne Valerie Imparato, or via the online complaint form. Individuals who are unable to file a complaint by these methods or require assistance may call (617) 287-5148. Complaints will be adjudicated pursuant to the Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy and the Faculty/Staff Internal Complaint Procedure.

Office of Civil Rights & Title IX
Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor
phone: 617.287.7391