- Document Conversion
- Additional Services
- Student Access
- Information for Students
- How to Register
- Additional Information for Academic Health Center Students
- Your Role in Working with the Disability Resource Center
- Electronic Accommodation Letter
- What is a Reasonable Accommodation
- Examples of Accommodations
- Documentation Guidelines
- Information about Disabilities
- Temporary Health Conditions
- Transition from High School to College
- Disability Related Scholarships
- Career Resources
- Access Abroad
- Campus Resources
- Workforce Recruitment Program
- The Interactive Process
- The Grievance Process
- Instructor Training & Resources
- Syllabus Statement
- About Disability
- Reasonable Accommodations
- Disability Resource Center's Process
- Students with Disabilities in Your Class
- Frequently Used Accommodations
- Essential Course Requirements
- Achieving Access in Your Class -- Best Practices/Universal Design
- Testing Accommodations FAQs for Instructors
- Information for Students
- Employee Services
- Education & Training
- About Us
Education & Training
The Disability Resource Center offers a variety of resources including: Education/Training, Consultation, Technical Assistance, and Career Information. Download Guidelines for Accessible Meetings and Events.
To request a training or technical assistance/consultation, please contact Dawn Haugen by email or by phone at 612.626.2644.
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.
For University of Minnesota employment opportunities, http://employment.umn.edu.
Disability Studies Information
Watch for information on Disability Resource Center programs.
AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability) http://www.ahead.org/