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.
Purdue Disability Resource Center will launch new online portal in summer 2021 to improve student accommodation process; instructors invited to test system
Beginning with Purdue’s May 2021 summer term, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) will use Accessible Information Management (AIM), an online accommodation management portal that helps students coordinate their accommodations with instructors. The system protects confidential student information while allowing for more transparency and streamlined communication among students, instructors, and DRC staff.
When Purdue launched a pilot project to provide captions for instructional videos at no additional cost to academic departments, assistant professor Karen Byrd was one of the first faculty members to sign up. Byrd, who teaches in Purdue’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, said the process she previously used to caption her instructional videos was cumbersome and time-consuming.
The Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis hosts an internship program for Indiana college students with physical disabilities (mobility, orthopedic, visual, & hearing) in which students are placed in a full-time, paid internship in a position that correlates with their academic major.
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