Disability Resources for Students (DRS) partners with degree seeking students with temporary and/or permanent disabilities to establish, implement and support access to academic courses and programs.
Working with DRS
Each UW campus has a DRS office to support student access and provide local information and support. DRS core functions include:
- Partnering with students and faculty to establish academic and housing accommodations
- Managing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating accommodations and service programs
- Serving as a resource to students/faculty/staff to ensure effective provision of services
- Educating the campus community by increasing awareness on how to create and sustain access and inclusion for students with disabilities in all aspects of the university
- Providing resource and referral information to the campus community and prospective students and their families
There may be times when a student will work with DRS staff from other campuses based on services or the course enrolled in. For more information about access and accommodation in courses contact the designated campus DRS office.
Non-degree seeking students
- Non-matriculated students should reach out to the Disability Services Office (DSO).
- Students participating in College in the High School Programs should reach out to the appropriate contact at their high school.
- Disability Resources for Students establishes on-campus housing accommodations. For accommodations related to dietary restrictions, please schedule a consult with the UW Dining Housing and Food Services.
- For accommodations related to employment, including student employment, contact the Disability Services Office (DSO).
- For accommodations at specific events, programs, or activities contact the department administrator or event coordinator noted.