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Introduction to the Disability Resource Center

The DRC works with individuals, faculty, and staff to ensure that students with disabilities can fully participate in University programs, services, and activities. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is available to assist faculty in the delivery of services and materials needed for classroom or field experiences. Utah State University is committed to the full participation of students with disabilities in University programs. The center helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers that could otherwise limit their academic, professional, and personal potential. These barriers may be architectural, attitudinal, or related to University programs. The DRC provides direct services and coordinates with other state agencies and University programs to ensure equal access.

Each student served by the DRC is required to submit documentation from a qualified professional, who must clearly state the nature of the disability and the limitations presented by the condition. This information is used in determining which services and accommodations should be provided to the student. Accommodations are determined on an individual basis and may vary, depending on the nature and purpose of the course. Accommodations include, but are not limited to, readers, scribes, extended testing time, interpreters for the deaf, course modification, alternatives to print media (braille, large print, audio, or CD format), assistive technology, relocation of classrooms, and others as indicated by the specific disabling condition.