Disability Resources for Students

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Welcome to Disability Resources for Students (DRS), a unit within the Division of Student Life. DRS is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the Seattle campus enrolled in our undergraduate, graduate, professional, Evening Degree and Access programs for over 30 years. DRS serves approximately 1,300 students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. Students partner with our office to establish services for their access and inclusion on campus.

Talk to a DRS Counselor

Prospective or current students will have the opportunity to speak with a DRS counselor without an appointment during Counselor on Duty (COD) hours. COD hours are designed for questions that can be addressed in 15 minutes or less. If the question is complex, a full-hour appointment might be needed and will be scheduled for another day, phone questions are welcome.

Counselor on Duty (COD) hours for Winter (Jan 5-Mar 20)

  • Mon, Wed & Fri, 11 am-12 pm and Tue & Thur, 1-2 pm

Important Winter Quarter Dates

To make a timely request for specific accommodations, review the Request Timeline page.

  • Winter quarter starts: January 5
  • Priority Registration for Spring 2015:  Feb 13-Mar 1
  • Spring 2015 Housing Accommodation Request: Feb 1st
  • Winter Finals Exam Request: March 9

Study Abroad Accommodations

If you have not thought about doing a study abroad experience now is the time to get curious! Check out the UW Study Abroad site and see what possibilities await you in the numerous excursion opportunities. DRS had 60+ students participate in a study abroad program last year, remember you can request accommodations from DRS for your study abroad programs but those have to be in 2 months before you leave.

  • UW Study Abroad click here
  • Mobility International, a resource for disabilities traveling abroad click here

Career Development and Students with Disabilities

Recent changes in federal legislation regarding employment are benefiting people with disabilities now more than ever. DRS, Career Services and DO-IT are partnering on creating resources and information as you embark on your transition to work after the UW.

Online Document Conversion Tool

DRS and UW IT Accessibility Technology Services are piloting a free web based tool for students, staff and faculty to convert their own documents into an alternative format. It is called the Document Conversion Service and it is free to the UW campus.

DO-IT Fall 2014 Opportunities Newsletter

This newsletter comes from the offices that provide resources for students with disabilities on the three University of Washington campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell) in partnership with the UW Career Centers and DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology).

UW Housing Accommodations

For more information on the housing accommodation process or to submit a request go to our UW Housing page above or click on this link: UW Housing Disability Accommodations.

Meet our Staff

List of current DRS Staff and contact information is available at the meet our staff page.

Events & Opportunities 

Small collection of current workshops, internships, job opportunities and other applicable endeavors available at our Events & Opportunities page.

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