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 38 years. DRS serves approximately 2,000 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, an appointment will be scheduled for another day, phone questions are welcome.
Counselor on Duty (COD) hours
- Mon-Thur 2-3pm, Fri 11:30am-12:30pm
New DRS Facebook page
UW DRS launched a new Facebook page, come check us out and “like” us if you want updates to events and office information: https://www.facebook.com/uwdrs/
Admitted Student Preview Information
Disability Resources for Students will have an additional 12-2pm COD hour during Admitted Student Preview for participants. If you have questions about how accommodations would work at the UW or how to transition with success from K-12 to the UW, come and talk to one of our staff members. Here are some additional information to review as you think about working with DRS:
- Getting Started
- Difference Between K-12 and College
- Parents and Family information
- UW On-Campus Housing Accommodations
Important Spring Quarter Dates
To make a timely request for specific accommodations, review the Request Timeline page.
- Spring 2016 Quarter Starts: March 28th
- Deadline for returning student Housing Accommodations for 2016-2017: April 1st
- Deadline to request spring finals week exams in DRS: May 30th
- Deadline for new student Housing Accommodations for 2016-2017: June 15th
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.
myDRS Student Guide
Learn how to navigate and use the online system. Check out the myDRS student guide here.
Events & Opportunities
View the collection of current UW workshops, internships, scholarships, job opportunities and other items on our UW Events & Opportunities page.
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
Meet our Staff
List of current DRS Staff and contact information is available at the meet our staff page.
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.