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 DRC works with students, faculty/instructors, staff, and guests with documented disabilities to facilitate access on an individualized, case-by-case basis. This interactive process takes time and requires collaboration and engagement among students and their instructors, faculty/staff and their supervisors, and guests and their hosts.
The DRC also supports university faculty, instructors and administrators to build accessibility into systems, processes and learning environments so that fewer individual accommodations may be required.
- [email protected] or 612-626-1333 (leave a message).
- If you are a staff/faculty member, contact: [email protected] or 612-624-3316 (leave a message).
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).