For students who are enrolled at UMass Boston
Contacts: Virginia (Ginny) Perelson, Director
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 – 5:00
Location: Campus Center, 2nd Fl, Rm 2010
Description: The Ross Center is committed to providing equal access to UMB education programs, so students may achieve their academic potential. The center provides academic accommodations and services that may include: materials in alternative formats, note takers, test-taking accommodations, sign language interpreters, and accommodation advising. Institutional efforts to comply with the broad mandates expressed in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA are coordinated by the Ross Center.
Contact: Marilyn Day; Supervisor, Curriculum Resource Center; Contact for patrons with disabilities
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00; for weekend assistance go to Circulation Desk, 2nd floor
Location: Healey Library, 5th Floor
Description: Healey Library is committed to providing library materials and services to all users, including: location and retrieval of library materials; photocopy services; and research assistance.
Contact: Carol DeSouza, ADA Compliance Officer
Phone : 617-287-7607
Location: GCE – Dean’s Office, Wheatley, 1st Fl, Rm 77
Description: Ensures that appropriate offices follow all accessibility and accommodation services in relation to the ADA and 504 statutes.
Campus Center ADA Information
The Clark Athletic Center is accessible, with automatic doors on the Lower Level, Upper Level, and Plaza entrances. The center also has an automatic door to the ice rink entrance. The locker rooms are accessible.
Contact: Sergio Goncalves, Athletic Facilities Assistant
Phone: 617-287-7801 (Main Office); 617-287-7814 (Sergio Goncalves)
email: www.athletics.umb.edu/contact.html; Sergio.Goncalves@umb.edu
Description: Intercollegiate athletics, intramurals and recreation for students, staff and faculty are the primary programs of the UMB Dept of Athletics.
Campus Center, Upper Level: Bank of America ATM. Withdrawals can be made using any bank’s ATM card with no extra charge.
TTYs at UMB are in the following locations:
Campus Center : Information Desk, Upper Level. Staff will assist in sending or receiving information from the Massachusetts Relay Service.
Customer service : 617-287-4050 (Quinn Building, 02, 00070)
Enrollment Information : 617-287-6010 (Quinn Building, 02, 0007C)
Institute for Community Inclusion: 617-287-4350 (20 Park Plaza, Boston)
Project Reach : 617-287-7395 (McCormack, 01, 00413)
Public Safety : There is a TTY at the front desk that can be used in conjunction with the department’s main number, 617-287- 7799. The Public Safety TTY can also be used by persons who need access to call out.
Quinn Building : Upper Level, pay phone area
Wheatley Building : Upper Level, pay phone area
Information about handicapped parking spaces, vanaccessible spaces, and the MBTA’s “The Ride” drop-off:
UMB Parking map, including a map of handicapped
accessible parking spaces on campus: www.umb.edu/parking_transport/
Campus Center Information Desk, Upper Level
open to all UMB students
Description: UMB Health Services is committed to providing quality medical services and education to enhance and promote the health and well being of the university community. Programs are aimed at promoting optimal physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. UMB Health Services are designed to increase awareness of health related issues, assist students with making responsible decisions relative to health promotion and disease prevention, and provide quality healthcare to the University of Massachusetts Boston student population.
Beacon Fitness Center
Location: McCormack Hall, 1st floor, Room 710
Website: www.athletics.umb.edu/fitness_center/index. html
General Medicine (accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care)
Location: Quinn Administration Building, Room 2-040 Mental Health/Counseling Services
Location: Quinn Administration Building, Room 2-039
Location: Campus Center, 2nd Flr, Room 2107
Contact: Kathleen Golden McAndrew, Executive Director, Health Services and interim Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Contact: Theo Goodenough
Location: Campus Center, Room 3001
Website: www.umb.edu/students/student_life/student_ clubs/index.html
Description: Provides a base for other student organizations with respect to disability issues. Offers academic support; provides information, references, and materials about special services and opportunities for people with disabilities and the University community at large. Provides constituents with a clean, environmentally safe space.
Contact: Valerie Claire Haven
Location: Institute for Community Inclusion
Website: www.umb.edu/wau/access/index.html and www.itc.umb.edu/access/
Description: Consults with UMB students regarding computer access, including WebCT and distance learning access.
Contact: Tikeon Thomas, ACL Coordinator
Location: Healey Library, Upper Level, Room 32
Description: The ACL serves UMB students who are registered with the Ross Center for Disability Services. ACL offers professional services and the hardware and software to make computing technology available to students with disabilities. Services include training and support in the use of hardware and software, testing space for students who need special accommodations, and evaluation of needs for hardware and software adaptations.
Hardware and Software:
The ACL is equipped with Mac and PC computers with
large screen monitors, scanner and printer, Juliette Braille
Embosser, Duxbury Braille Translator, Kurzweil Personal
Reading System (1000 and 3000), CCTV (color and B&W),>
JAWS (for Windows), Dragon Dictate, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and print-enlarging software. B&W); JAWS (for Windows); Dragon Naturally Speaking, and print-enlarging software Zoom Text.
Contact: Molly Boyle
Location: 20 Park Plaza, Floor 13
Description: The purpose of the Equity & Excellence in Higher Ed committee is to provide college faculty with Universal Course Design (UCD) strategies and tools to increase access for all students, including those with disabilities. It is a five-campus committee (MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) that is grant-funded through the Institute for Community Inclusion.
Location: 20 Park Plaza, Floor 13
Description: The Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community. As practitioners, researchers, and teachers, we form partnerships with individuals, families, and communities. Together we advocate for personal choice, self-determination, and social and economic justice.