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 30 years. DRS serves approximately 1,500 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.
Spring Finals Information
The deadline for scheduling spring finals is quickly approaching. Any exams (finals, make-up tests, quizzes, etc) during finals week must be scheduled at least 10 business days ahead of time. Schedule now to be assured DRS can administer your exam.
- Monday May 25th: Last day to schedule for Final on June 8th
- Tuesday May 26th: Last day to schedule for Final on June 9th
- Wednesday May 27th: Last day to schedule for Final on June 10th
- Thursday May 28th: Last day to schedule for Final on June 11th
- Friday May 29th: Last day to schedule for Final on June 12th
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 Spring (March 16-June 12)
- Mon, Wed & Fri, 11 am-12 pm and Tue & Thur, 1-2 pm
Global Accessibility Day
On May 21, we invite you to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.
Access Technology Center Open House, 1pm-4pm MGH 064
Drop by to learn about the ATC, meet the staff, and help celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day! The ATC provides accessibility consultations and demonstrates a wide variety of hardware, software, and furniture for users with disabilities. Here are other events:
- Web Council, 9:00-10:20am, Odegaard 220
- Website Accessibility Tune-Up, 11:30am – 1pm, UW Tower 4th floor café
- Can’t Attend Any Of These Events? You can still participate by taking the #NoMouse challenge! Try your department or unit’s website without a mouse, using the keyboard alone.
Important Spring Quarter Dates
To make a timely request for specific accommodations, review the Request Timeline page.
- Spring quarter starts: March 30th
- Priority Registration for Fall 2015: May 8th- June 21st
- Fall Housing Accommodation Requests: Returning Student April 1st, New Student June 15th
- Spring Finals Exam Request: May 25th-29th
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.
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
DO-IT Spring Ops Newsletter
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.
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.
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 UW workshops, internships, job opportunities and other applicable endeavors available at our UW Events & Opportunities page.