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Committee on Disability Planning and Action

The Committee on Disability Planning and Action (CDPA) leads and coordinates the University of Maryland’s efforts to provide access to members of the university community with disabilities. CDPA strategizes and develops long-term plans for access in areas of infrastructure and technology and monitors the institution's ADA compliance. CDPA works in partnership with various units across the university to ensure that disability services are available for students, employees, and campus visitors.

Committee representatives include members of the administration from all areas of campus including Academic Affairs, Facilities Management, Resident Life, Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, Athletics, Transportation, Dining, Police and Fire.


CDPA meets twice each semester. Subcommittees meet once a month or as needed.


The purpose of the committee is to survey the policies, programs and systems that UMD has in place to support compliance with the ADA, and to make recommendations for ongoing effectiveness and continuous improvement. The scope includes physical accessibility, IT accessibility, and disability accommodations. Working groups and listening sessions will be convened as needed to gather expertise from subject matter experts and input from students, employees and the broader community.


Please contact ADA Coordinator Emily Singer Lucio at with any questions about the CDPA.