Disability Advocacy Program

The Disability Advocacy Program promotes understanding and awareness about disabilities on our campus. We hope that with greater awareness we can create a more inclusive environment for persons with disabilities at the University of Louisville. There are multiple ways to engage for various members of the University of Louisville community, so help us to recognize disability and emphasize possibility!

Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Culture of Accessibility Leadership Program

Student panels are a great way for students with disabilities to share their experiences with UofL faculty, students, and staff. Participating in panel discussions can help students develop their public speaking skills, increase their self-advocacy skills, and increase disability awareness on campus. Student panels typically consist of 3-4 students and are moderated by Disability Resource Center staff. If you are interested in becoming a student panel member or just learning more about the program, contact Brian Holahan.

Opportunities for Student, Faculty, & Staff Allies

Disability Advocacy 101 Online Training

This online module designed for students, faculty, and staff takes you through some of the basics of being an advocate for persons with disabilities. Learn some strategies for recognizing and reducing barriers for persons with disabilities on our campus and how to incorporate Universal Design into events you host.
Disability Advocacy 101 Module PDF

Disability Advocacy 101 Group Training

Would your class, campus organization, or department like to learn more about the DRC and disability in general? Request a DRC representative to lead your group through an in-person version of our Disability Advocacy 101 training. Training can be customized to fit the needs of your group.
Request a Group Training

Disability Awareness Panel

Would your class, campus organization, or department like to learn more about disability through the perspective of current UofL students that utilize the Disability Resource Center? This is a great opportunity to foster empathy, learn more about how to advocate for people with disabilities, and hear about a current UofL students' experiences on campus. Request a student panel to visit your group to discuss their experiences and answer audience questions.
Request a Student Panel

Student, Faculty, & Staff Allies

The Disability Resource Center would like to recognize the students, faculty, and staff who participate in our trainings to make the University of Louisville a more accessible place. Check out our list of allies.

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Disability Resource Center

119 Stevenson Hall

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 9:00am to 5:00 pm


tel (502) 852-6938

fax (502) 852-0924

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