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Disability Resource Center: Helping to ensure equal access to the University's educational, social, and cultural opportunities

Services for Students Who Are Deaf / Hard of Hearing

The Disability Resource Center assists students with disabilities by providing guidance and accommodations to ensure equal access so that all students can take full advantage of the courses, programs, and activities offered by the University of Louisville.


  • Provide enrollment and admissions information
  • Provide Interpreter services for admissions, registration or related services
  • Assist with test accommodations required for admissions or placement
  • Provide referral information for financial aid process


  • Qualified/licensed interpreters
  • Consultation to determine appropriate individual support services
  • Serve as a liaison between student and instructor

The following support services are coordinated and/or provided, upon request, for all academic related events:

  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Speech-to-Text
  • Note-taking Services


  • Provide advocacy, awareness and referral information concerning disability related legislation
  • Serve as a resource for appropriate referrals to additional university support services
  • Library consisting of disability related materials and publications available
  • Provide information on current issues, events and other services available within the community

Additional Resources for Current and Prospective Students

For additional information, contact:

Cathy Patus, Director
Disability Resource Center
119 Stevenson Hall
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-6938

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