The Disability Resources and Services (DRS) Department endeavors to empower all students, advance their independence and develop a sense of self-advocacy. We strive to create a learning environment which assists students in reaching their full potential with reasonable accommodations.
About Disability Resources
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires institutions of higher education to provide reasonable accommodations to those with documented disabilities, provided an undue hardship is not created.
An undue hardship refers to any accommodation that would be unduly costly, expensive, substantial, disruptive, or that would fundamentally alter the nature of the business or program.
A reasonable accommodation is the provision of an auxiliary aid, or modification to the course or program, that will allow access to the educational program, material, activity, or degree. Examples include:
- Making existing facilities readily accessible to, and usable by, persons with disabilities.
- Acquisition or modification of equipment or devices.
- Appropriate adjustments or modification of exams or policies.
- Provision of qualified readers, note takers and sign language interpreters.
- Provision of alternative print formats.
It is the responsibility of the student to inform the institution of his or her need for accommodations.