Education & Training

The Disability Resource Center offers a variety of resources including: Education/training, consultation, technical assistance, and career information.  

To request a training, outreach, or technical assistance/consultation, please complete and submit our Request for DRC Outreach and Training Form. Someone from our office will contact you about your request.

You may also download Guidelines for Accessible Meetings and Events.

Instructor-Specific Training & Resources

We recognize that University of Minnesota instructors sometimes struggle to figure out how to best serve students with disabilities. Our instructor-specific training and resources page includes a short on-line training video developed to help instructors with questions such as what's "required" and how many student requests for accommodation must be implemented.


The Needs Assessment Project: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities for College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities was completed in 2003. Download Executive Summary.

The Marcus Foundation Faculty Education Grant entitled, Taking It to the Next Level: Advancing Awareness and Equity of Medical Trainees with Invisible Disabilities was completed in December 2012. Download Executive Summary.


The education and training offerings focus on a wide range of disability issues. They can also be customized for individual units' needs and concerns. A list of current Disability Resource Center Education/Training offerings follows:

  • Advancing Access for Everyone: Overview of Disability Resource Center at the University of Minnesota
  • Perceptions on Disability: Exploration of the Social Justice Model of Disability
  • Disability Condition-Specific Presentations (e.g., psychiatric disabilities/mental health)
  • Practical Strategies for Effective Communication and Interaction
  • Incorporating Universal Design Principles in the Development, Delivery, and Assessment of Your Instruction
  • Invisible Disabilities and Accommodations in the Workplace: A Guide for Supervisors (jointly with EOAA)
  • HR Keys to Supervision (Orientation for New Supervisors and Managers)
  • HR Supervisory Lab Workshop: Disabilities and Accommodations
  • HR NEO Diversity Drives Discovery
  • Disability Accommodations and Resources: A Demonstration of Adaptive/Assistive Technology
  • New Student Leader Orientation Training


The Disability Resource Center staff can provide individual consultation on a wide-variety of disability-related issues as they apply to the academic and employment settings. 

Technical Assistance

Technical assistance is available on a various areas, e.g., CAPPhysical Access, and Universal Design Resources.

Career Information

For University of Minnesota employment opportunities,

Disability Studies Information

Watch for information on Disability Resource Center programs.

Other Resources

AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability)