In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), 28 C.F.R. §35.107(b), the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
MSDE does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under Title I of the ADAAA and Title 20 of State Government Article.
MSDE will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in MSDE programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or visual impairments.
MSDE will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy and participate in all of its programs, services and activities. For example, service animals are welcome in all MSDE offices throughout the State, even where pets are generally prohibited.
MSDE will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aid/services or reasonable modifications of policy.
Anyone may file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by MSDE. Complaints should be in writing and contain contact information about the complainant such as name, address, phone number. The complaint should contain the location of the alleged discrimination, the date the discrimination occurred and a description of the alleged violation. Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews or a tape recording of the complaint will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request.
Maryland State Department of Education410email@example.comDeaf and Hard of Hearing Use RelayWithin 15 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the Agency Equity Officer will meet with the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions. Within 15 calendar days of the meeting, the Agency Equity Officer will respond in writing, and where appropriate, in a format accessible to the complainant, such as large print, Braille, or audio tape. The response will explain the position of the Maryland State Department of Education and offer options for substantive resolution of the complaint.
6 St. Paul Street, Suite 900Baltimore, MD 21202410-767-8600 or 1-800-637-6247Facsimile: 410-333-1841Email:
The Wanamaker Building100 Penn Square East, Suite 515Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323Telephone: (215) 656-8541Facsimile: (215) 656-8605Email:
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Employees seeking information on requesting ADAAA accommodations and their discrimination complaint filling options shall visit MSDE’s
Office of Equity Assurance and Compliance webpage.
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
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