Student Disability Commission

On Campus

The D Center:

The D Center at the University of Washington is a student lead space. The D Center strives to create an inclusive, accessible space affirming of all bodies, minds, and identities by fostering a culture of social justice and pride. It does this by sharing resources and tools for self-advocacy and supporting social, cultural and education programming.

Check out the D Center in the basement of Mary Gates 024 or at their website.

Disability Advocacy Student Alliance (DASA):

DASA is a student group facilitated for and by students with the goal of addressing the needs and concerns of the disability community at the UW. DASA aims to represent student interest while working with allied student groups, UW administration, and off campus community. They have a website coming soon!

Disability Resource Center (DRS):

The DRS is the office where all matriculated students need to apply for academic accommodations for a permanent or temporary disability. They provide academic support services and accommodations such as: priority registration, note taking, class materials in alternate forms, additional time on tests, accessible classroom furniture, room modifications, Sign Language interpreting, and others. Their website can be found here.

Disability Services Office (DSO):

The DSO provides the same academic accommodations as DRS but for non-matriculated students. Their website can be found here.

Disability Studies:

The Disability Studies program at the UW involves an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, students, and community members who share an interest in questions relating to society’s understanding of disability. The undergraduate Disability Studies Minor and Individualized Studies Major in Disability Studies provide opportunities for students to develop a strong interdisciplinary foundation in the social, legal, and political framing of disability.

DO-IT Center:

DO-IT promotes the success of individuals with disabilities and use of computer and networking technologies to increase their independence, productivity, and participation in education and careers. DO-IT is comprised of AccesSTEM and AccessComputing. Students with disabilities specializing in STEM can receive assistance with tutors and paid research internships, and can apply for funding to attend student leadership conference through these two programs.

Access Technology Center (ATC):

The ATC provides resources to improve access to computing resources for UW students, faculty, and staff. The computers, software, and special equipment in the center and at other locations on UW campus provide: access for blind users via speech output or Braille, screen recognition for people with low vision, alternatives to the standard keyboard and mouse, and more.