Inclusivity Scan

UMD Commission on Disabilities Inclusivity Scan

As part of UMD’s Strategic Plan, Goal 2, we are all responsible for creating a positive and inclusive campus climate for all by advancing equity, diversity, and social justice.  The purpose of the Inclusivity Scan is to assess our shared UMD campus spaces and help to assure accessibility and inclusivity for ALL people.

Individual Area Inclusivity Scan:

During the fall of 2020, the UMD Commission on Disabilities developed guidelines to help members of the UMD community assess individual areas/classrooms/office suites for inclusivity to promote reviewing workplaces through an inclusive lens in all areas of the UMD campus.  Individuals or teams can complete an inclusivity scan with the following tools:

Campus Wide Inclusivity Scans:

The UMD Commission on Disabilities has organized Accessibility Scans at UMD since 1997.  In 2020, the Commission renamed the Accessibility Scan to Inclusivity Scan to better reflect the intent of the scan’s primary purpose.

  • What is the campus wide Inclusivity Scan?
    • The UMD Commission on Disabilities organizes a group scan of specific campus buildings and spaces, both indoor and outdoor, in which participants team up with checklists and tools to assess each space for both accessibility and inclusivity.
  • When does the campus Inclusivity Scan take place?
    • Generally the scans happen in January and July of each year. 
  • Who can participate in the campus wide Inclusivity Scan?
    • Anyone from the UMD community is welcome to participate.
  • What is the outcome of the campus wide Inclusivity Scans?
    • Notes and photographs from participants are compiled into a report. The Commission members then prioritize the findings and share them with both the UMD Chancellor’s Office and Facilities Management.
  • What areas of campus have been scanned already?

Request the UMD Commission on Disabilities to complete an Inclusivity Scan of your area:

Some specific offices or areas might feel more comfortable having members of the UMD Commission on Disabilities complete the Inclusivity Scan.  

We are happy to help! Feel free to contact us for more information:

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