Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center fosters an inclusive campus climate through education, service, collaboration, and outreach to the University of Louisville community. We provide support for students with documented disabilities by promoting equal access to all programs and services.
DRC Online Portal
The Disability Resource Center is open and ready to assist you, 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. Please call 502-852-6938 for assistance. We are meeting with students via phone or video call, so please contact us to set an appointment.
Accommodating Students Online
In light of the recent transition to distance learning, faculty who are only accustomed to providing accommodations in-person may need some information about accommodating students with disabilities in the online environment. The most common accommodation among students with disabilities is extended test time which faculty can implement for online exams, tests, or quizzes. Beth Case from the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning has created some instructions on Providing Extra Test Time in Blackboard. If you have any other questions or concerns about making online materials accessible to a student with a disability in your class, please contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the needs of a specific student with a disability in your course or how a particular accommodation will work in the online environment, please contact us for assistance.
Cardinal Success Coach Program
The Disability Resource Center began a new academic coaching program for students with disabilities this year. Peer coaches work with participating students one-on-one each week to provide support in meeting the demands of college coursework and staying organized. We are now accepting applications for students who wish to participate in this program during the Fall 2020 semester. Learn more and apply to the program.
Submit Summer & Fall Service Requests
Once you have registered for your summer or fall courses, we encourage you to submit your Service Request Form as soon as possible. The priority deadlines for these requests are two weeks prior to the beginning of each summer term. The priority deadline for the fall semester is July 31, 2020. Requests may be submitted after the priority deadline, but note takers will not be solicited in advance and there may be delays in preparing your letters and implementing your accommodations.
Students who need to request books in alternate format should also submit an Alt Text Request. If you need any additional accommodations, including accommodations in a practicum or internship setting, please contact your coordinator as soon as possible to discuss your needs
If you are a new student to the Disability Resource Center, please see our Getting Started Checklist for guidance on how to connect with our office. You will submit your first Service Request Form during your intake appointment with your coordinator, so we hope to meet with you before the priority deadline. Phone or video appointments are available if an on-campus meeting is not possible.