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Disability Resources for Students

Accessible Furniture in Classrooms

Accessible Furniture in Classrooms is an accommodation approved by DRS on an individual basis through an interactive process between DRS and the student. It must be supported by the documented effects of the student’s disability. It is approved by DRS so students with disabilities can have equal access to campus classrooms and course content. Examples of furniture that may be requested and/or places in classrooms are adjustable height tables, padded & adjustable chairs, stools, and podiums for those that need to stand.

Placement of furniture into classrooms is done by Classroom Technology and Events in partnership with DRS or, depending on the building in which the course is located, other administrative offices. Given the cross department collaboration timely submission of requests by students is necessary.

How to Use

Student Responsibilities

  • Request your furniture accommodation through myDRS four weeks before the start of the quarter OR as soon as possible once you are approved for accessible furniture by your DRS Coordinator.
  • Contact DRS Classroom Services staff if the placed furniture:
    • is not in the room
    • is not longer in the room
    • does not meet your needs
    • is being misused by other people in the classroom

DRS Responsibility

Upon receiving a request through myDRS, DRS staff will submit needs to Classroom Technology and Events, or other necessary departments, for placement.

  • Classroom Technology & Events staff confirms placement to DRS Classroom Services staff.
    • This may take up to a week for requests submitted in a timely manner.


Students approved for accessible furniture may find the following links useful.

Classroom Schematics and Photos: If you are unsure of whether or not a classroom’s furniture suits your needs, you may be able to find more information here

Link to myDRS Student Guide