What is the Access Maryland Program?
Access Maryland provides funding to state-owned facilities, university system of Maryland campuses, and state owned parks to make continued accessibility upgrades, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible Design Standards of 2010.The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires that all programs, activities, and services of state and local governments be programmatically accessible to persons with disabilities.
Access Maryland works closely with project engineers, architects, and construction managers to ensure that individuals with a range of physical disabilities can fully interact and engage with buildings, parks, universities, and other state-owned facilities across the State of Maryland.
How Does the Program Work?
The Maryland Department of Disabilities:
- receives requests from State agencies;
- prioritizes the requests;
- recommends projects for funding; and
- then provides oversight through the design and construction phases.
Policies and Procedures
Access Maryland maintains a set of Policies and Procedures (WORD)/(PDF) that outline the application process, the review process, project & funding timeline, and other relevant information.
Past Project Highlights
- Rocky Gap Accessible Path and Water Fountain-
- Wheelchair ramp at the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services DD Building at Patuxent Institution-