Disability Resource Center (DRC)
SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) facilitates accommodations for UWSP students who have conditions that could impact their experience as a student. Some examples include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Systemic Health (examples: diabetes, Crohn’s/IBS, migraines, pollution illnesses, seizures)
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Learning Disabilities (examples: dyslexia, processing disorders)
- Psychological Health (examples: anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, OCD)
- Physical Conditions (examples: Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy)
- Temporary Conditions (examples: concussions, broken limbs, surgery recovery)
- Blind/Visually Impaired
In 2022, the DRC adopted its current name, but Pointer graduates and returning students may remember us as the Disability and Assistive Technology Center (DATC) or Disability Services.
In June 2022, the DRC will be relocating from room 609 in Albertson Hall (ALB)/the Library to room 108 in the Collins Classroom Center (CCC).
Applying for Accommodations
Scheduling Appointments / Navigate
Online / Remote Course Access
A MISSION OF COMMITMENT TO UWSP STUDENTS
Our primary mission is the facilitation of academic accommodations and the establishment of auxiliary services and supports to ensure equitable access in the classroom, laboratory, studio, and other instructional settings. The DRC is committed to an accessible and inclusive learning environment.
Our vision is to serve as a source of knowledge to the entire campus community regarding access and equity for students with disabilities. The DRC provides information and consultation to students, faculty/staff, and other stakeholders to advance equity, both in and outside of the classroom. This effort is grounded in the university’s legal and policy commitments, specifically:
VALUES ROOTED IN SUPPORTING STUDENTS
Students, DRC, and faculty/staff work collaboratively and leverage each other’s knowledge and personal experiences. This value also aligns with one of the core pillars of University College.
Student Self-Awareness, Advocacy, & Autonomy
Students with disabilities have autonomy over their experience and play the most critical role in their access and eventual success. DRC staff foster self-awareness and self-advocacy through the supports and services we deliver.
Accessibility intersects with, and is influenced by, other individual and group identities.
Around 1,000 exams and tests per semester are administered by the DRC for qualified students with disabilities.