- Access Assistants
- Computer Accommodations
- Document Conversion
- Peer Note Taking
- Physical Access
- Student Access
- Prospective Students
- Current 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
- Expectations for Student Conduct
- 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
- 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.
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 within approximately 10 days.
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 College Model
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) uses the College Model to facilitate access and equity for students enrolled in the Academic Health Center programs. The model is structured to address the unique characteristics of each of these academic programs and to proactively address programmatic barriers. A key component of the model is to assign a DRC Access Consultant to each program. The College Model is unique in that each of these Access Consultants serves as liaisons to their assigned academic programs and regularly collaborates with key program administrators, faculty, staff and students to address programmatic and individual access barriers.
The Access Consultants assigned to the Academic Health Center Programs use the Structured Interview form to develop a Strategic Partnership Plan that outlines mutual understandings for next steps in addressing potential barriers and/or identifying essential program components for each of the Academic Health Center Programs.
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/