Disability Resources for Students

myDRS Faculty Portal

Faculty can view and support accommodations for students in their class by logging into the myDRS faculty portal.

Working with DRS

Working with Students with Disabilities

Universal Design for Learning

Online Course and Digital Document Accessibility

The mandate to have accessible courses is clear:

But what accessibility in an online environment mean? Do you use Canvas, Blackboard, Catalyst or another Learning Management System? Following DRS’s Online Course Accessibility Checklist is a basic strategy to ensure online course content is accessible. More advanced levels of accessibility can be achieved through consultation with DRS. Want to hear what other faculty have done? Check out these articles: Online Accessibility a Faculty Duty and Views of a Faculty Member: Accessibility From Where I Stand. Courses at the University of Washington need to be accessible to all students. For information how to make accessible word documents and PDFs, please refer to the UW Accessibility webpage.

Academic Literature Related to Working with Student with Disabilities

Additional UW Campus Disability Resources

The Access Technology Center (ATC) serves users with disabilities, allowing full use of campus computing resources. ATC staff provides accessibility consultations and instructs users in accessible hardware and software basics.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is dedicated to advancing innovation and sharing expertise on teaching and learning across the UW campus. CTL works with individual instructors, departments, units, and communities of practice, to disseminate evidence-based research on teaching, learning, and mentoring.

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.

Healthy Huskies Initiative Faculty & Staff Wellness Guide for Students is a resource to promote individual and community wellness while informing individuals of access to the programs and services they need.

Title IX/ADA Coordinator Office: Program provides University-wide compliance support to facilitate equal opportunity and ensure compliance with relevant University policies and local, state, and federal laws.