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.

Pictured: Susan Lausier, assistant director of the disability resource center

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

Purdue’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) will soon launch a Usable Materials Center (UMC) to remove barriers for instructors aiming to improve the usability and accessibility of their course materials.

Purdue Disability Resource Center hosts new summer internship opportunities

The Disability Resource Center has created and filled two summer intern positions. Starting this summer, the DRC is offering two remote, full-time positions in fields related to various majors.

March is Disability Awareness Month! View our recent stories related to Disability Awareness Month.

Join Purdue University and the DRC in celebrating Disability Awareness Month this March! This month is designated as a time to recognize the need for global access for those with physical, mental, or any other form of disability.

Important Reminders About Accommodated Testing

Approximately 7% of Purdue students report having a disability, and about half of those students will have accommodations that affect how they take a test. Instructors can help these students in two specific ways. First, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) encourages instructors to determine whether they A) will implement their own testing accommodations or B) request that the DRC administer an accommodated exams on their behalf. Visit the DRC website for more specific instructions and additional steps for each approach.

Archived Articles

Purdue Disability Resource Center will launch new online portal in summer 2021 to improve student accommodation process; instructors invited to test system 03/04/2021

New captioning resource available for instructional video aims to boost learning, universal access 02/25/2021

Don’t make these faux paws when approaching a service dog, and other reminders for National Service Dog month 09/24/2020

DRC Seeks Photos to Highlight Accessibility on Campus, Proposals for Disability Symposium 03/04/2020

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