The Disability Resource Center works to ensure that university experiences are designed to be as accessible as possible.
Your support helps the center envision a campus that is accessible, welcoming, and invested in the inclusion, representation and equitable participation of all. The Disability Resource Center leads the university in a progressive and proactive approach to campus accessibility by ensuring that disabled students, employees and visitors have a similar, if not identical, experience to that of their non-disabled counterparts. Gifts allow us to proactively impact the design of campus, meet individual requests for accommodations, and infuse progressive messaging across the University of Arizona community.
The DRC was founded over 40 years ago, pre-dating the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by nearly twenty years. The center sets itself apart through a commitment to universal design, a nationally recognized adaptive athletics program, a disability cultural center, and robust partnerships with national and international organizations.
“My time as a participant of the University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Program was truly the boost that brought my athletic career to the next level of excellence. When I arrived in Tucson I suddenly had access to coaching and fellow athletes to chase around the track, not to mention limitless academic opportunities. I went from an average racer to a Paralympic Champion, from a whimsical pre-med student to a future doctor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and from an unsure teenager to a confident adult, proud of my identity as a person with a disability. I will always remember the UA as a place where my dreams became reality."
- Cheri Blauwet, Graduate, Paralympian