News about the DRC

Purdue’s access consultants break down barriers facing students with disabilities
Purdue’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) aims to foster a more inclusive campus for students with disabilities. As part of March Disability Awareness Month, two of Purdue’s most recently hired DRC access consultants share a passion for creating equal access to classes, programs and activities.

Accelerated composition course explores disability issues, myths and stigmas
Talisha Morrison, an instructor and doctoral student at Purdue, saw an opportunity to embed disability studies into her English 108 course, an accelerated composition class with a service learning component. She initially met with Randall Ward, director of Purdue’s Disability Resource Center (DRC), and DRC access consultant Raye Gipson, to discuss areas in which disability issues intersect with the course’s pillars of language, writing and general communication. 

Director of Disability Resource Center looks to partner with faculty to promote more inclusive course design
Purdue’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) supports access to University classes, programs and activities across the West Lafayette campus. As the DRC’s new director, Randall Ward hopes to partner with faculty to create a more inclusive academic culture that benefits all students, not just those with disabilities. 

Student invites Purdue community to play goalball, an adaptive sport that’s welcome to all
After co-founding the Purdue Goalball student organization in 2015, junior Sean Edwards hopes to broaden interest in the adaptive sport on campus by inviting staff and faculty to participate. No previous experience is required to play, and all are welcome—men and women, kids and adults, individuals with vision impairments and folks with perfect sight. 


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