Disability Resources for Students
Disability Resources for Students
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 35 years. DRS serves approximately 1,600 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 will be scheduled for another day, phone questions are welcome.
Counselor on Duty (COD) hours for Fall (Sep 8-Dec 18th)
- Mon-Thur 2-3pm, Fri 10-11am
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2015
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, celebrates the ways individuals with disabilities strengthen our workforce, our communities, and our country, and we recommit to cultivating an America where all people are able to build vibrant futures for themselves and for their families. Presidential Proclamation on the National Disability Employment Awareness.
Important Fall Quarter Dates
To make a timely request for specific accommodations, review the Request Timeline page.
- Early Fall Start: Aug 24th to Sep 18th
- Fall Quarter Starts: Sep 30th
- Deadline for new winter 2016 Housing Accommodations: Nov 1st
- Deadline to request finals week exams in DRS: Nov 30th
Events & Opportunities
View the collection of current UW workshops, internships, scholarships, job opportunities and other items on our UW Events & Opportunities page.
myDRS Student Guide
Check out the new student guide for myDRS here. Learn how to navigate and use the online system.
DO-IT Fall Ops Newsletter
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 UW Housing Disability Accommodations.
ADA 25th Anniversary Events and Information
July 26th, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of this historical civil rights legislation for people with disabilities. The University of Washington will be celebrating this milestone April 2015-June 2016 through various campus events and activities. DRS will be hosting this webpage for events and resources connected to the university efforts
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.
- DRS Students resources transition to employment
- Employer resources
- Opportunities to Connect with Employers
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.
Meet our Staff
List of current DRS Staff and contact information is available at the meet our staff page.