Who we are, what we do
We collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to make UALR accessible to everyone. Our expertise is at the intersection of disability and design, and so we work with the campus community to ensure that physical, curricular and web environments are designed to be barrier-free to the extent possible. Some barriers to access can’t be removed in a timely manner, and so that’s when we work one-on-one with students to determine accommodations. This is a collaborative process between the DRC and the student, and when needed, with faculty.
We believe that disability is an aspect of diversity that is integral to our society and to the UALR campus community. We believe that creating and maintaining usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environments is a shared responsibility of the campus community. We believe that designing learning environments with usability in mind benefits all students at UALR. And we believe that the ultimate indicator of our success is when students with disabilities can access their environments as seamlessly as do non-disabled students.
We strive to work proactively with the campus on accessibility issues by serving on many committees, and by doing presentations to colleges and departments across campus on good course design and accessibility issues. We welcome your questions and your input!
Providing a quality higher education experience to a diverse student population is embedded in the philosophy of UALR. We recognize disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to the campus community. To this end, Disability Resource Center collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable environments. We promote and facilitate awareness and full access through training, partnerships, innovative programs and accommodations.