Welcome back to campus! We are excited to be here and hope you are as well. As of August 30, 2021, the DRC is offering appointments and meetings remotely by phone, or by video conference (Zoom or Google Meet), as well as in-person as necessary. We invite you to connect with us in a way that works best for you.
The University of Minnesota values diverse identities and experiences, and honors disability as an important aspect of human diversity. The DRC partners with students, faculty, staff, and guests of the University to facilitate accessibility and reduce barriers on campus to improve access for disabled people through:
- Consulting on strategies to provide access and inclusion;
- Determining and implementing reasonable academic, workplace, and guest accommodations;
- Partnering with University offices to support meaningful physical and technological access.
The Disability Resource Center works with students, faculty, staff, and guests with documented disabilities to facilitate access on an individualized case-by-case basis. This interactive process takes time and requires the committed engagement of students and their instructors, faculty/staff and their supervisors, and guests and their hosts. We also support university faculty, instructors and administrators to build accessibility into systems, processes and learning environments so that fewer individual accommodations may be required.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-626-1333.
Our mission and vision
Mission: Advancing Access For Everyone
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) mission statement encompasses the work of all the DRC staff.
We use the words:
Advancing - Because we believe that word incorporates the ideas of movement, innovation, and forward thinking.
Access - Because we believe that access is at the core of our work.
Everyone - Because we believe it is an inclusive word that emphasizes the importance of each individual (students, employees, and those of us who work for the Disability Resource Center).
Vision: Partnering with the University of Minnesota to create access by design
We use the following words...
Partnering with the University....
Because access is everyone's shared everyday work.
Because access is at the core of our work.
Because access must be intentional from plan (beginning) to product (end).