DRC News & Stories

The Disability Resource Center is always working to engage students of all backgrounds with their environment here at Purdue. This has taken many different forms over the years, and is continuing to do so even now. Below are a few recent stories relating to disability, the DRC, and more.

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The Knowledge Lab: An experiment in increasing accessibility on campus

Purdue Libraries’ Knowledge Lab recently underwent a transformation, shedding light on how campus partners can better assess environments to increase their accessibility and inclusivity.

Pictured: three of the DRC's peer mentor program students sit around a table at a social event

March is Disability Awareness Month! Read our most recent stories related to Disability Awareness at Purdue

Every March, institutions across the country recognize Disability Awareness Month as a time to celebrate the progress that has been made by the urging of disability advocates.

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Disability Resource Center Welcomes New Director, Mandie Greiwe

Driven by an unwavering passion for disability support, Greiwe envisions Purdue as a national trailblazer in student accessibility. "Purdue has the potential to be a leader in accessibility across the country, and I want to lead that charge," shares Greiwe.

Students walk past the Purdue Engineering Fountain on a summer day

The DRC and Professor Lindsey Hamm Work Together to Help Students Understand Equity and Disability

One of the big questions Hamm answers in her class: Where does disability fall in regards to social issues? It becomes clear in her class that disability is an economic factor in life rather than a healthcare issue.

Pictured: two students sit outside of krach leadership center talking and working on laptops

Eligible students can now apply to be a part of Horizons Student Support Services

Horizons Student Support Services is a TRIO Program that supports undergraduate students that are first-generation, income-eligible, or have a documented disability evidencing academic need.

Pictured: three students work at a laptop together, pointing at the screen and making suggestions

Instructors invited to request help from new Usable Materials Center to make course materials more accessible

This fall, instructors at Purdue will have more help, guidance, and support in developing accessible course materials.

Pictured: Young Hall, home of the Usable Materials Centerr

Search committee announces three finalists for deputy director of Purdue DRC; invites campus engagement week of Aug. 29

Purdue University is undertaking a national search for the next deputy director of its Disability Resource Center, which provides services, resources, and programs to facilitate equal access for disabled students.

Older Articles

Purdue will launch Usable Materials Center this fall to help instructors improve accessibility of course materials 04/22/2022

Purdue Disability Resource Center hosts new summer internship opportunities 04/12/2022

March is Disability Awareness Month! View our recent stories related to Disability Awareness Month. 03/10/2022

Important Reminders About Accommodated Testing 01/28/2022

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