Does Your College Bound Student Have a Disability? Learn More About Campus Resources
If your student has a diagnosed disability or condition, the University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center (DRC) has services available to the university community so that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of university life.
Below is a list of resources that the DRC offers.
- Consultation Services: The DRC consultants will meet with students one-on-one to discuss his or her needs, and seek to facilitate an environment of inclusion and accessibility for students with disabilities to ensure they receive equal opportunity and access to education and campus activities.
- Alternative Textbook and Course Material: The DRC assists students obtain alternative textbooks and course materials, in a variety of modalities, to students with visual or print impairments.
- Services to Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: The DRC provides various services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, including ASL Sign Language Interpreting, Real Time Captioning Services (CART) and note takers.
- Accommodated Test Proctoring Services: The DRC has a stand-alone Possible accommodations can include extended time during test-taking, taking exams in a low-distraction environment, taking exams in a private room, use of a screen reading program during testing (i.e., Jaws, Kurzweil) and use of a scribe/reader during testing. Other test-taking options may be approved by the DRC consultant.
- Assistance Animal Support: The DRC assists students with assistance animals in meeting the requirements to have them on campus and appropriately integrate them into the campus community.
- Temporary Disability Services: Students who encounter a temporary injury or illness that significantly impacts their ability to function may be eligible for accommodations. Adjustments such as temporary accessible parking and housing accommodations may be necessary.
- Workforce Recruitment Program: The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), which is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities to paid internships and full time employment.
- Door-to-Door Transportation Services: The UKDRC has partnered with the UK Parking and Transportation services to coordinate a door-to-door transportation service for students with temporary and permanent mobility impairments. The service is available to students within a 1/2 mile radius of campus to assist them in reaching their classes and other on campus required activities.
For more information on the DRC and their services, visit their website, To initiate the registration with the DRC, complete the online intake form and submit documentation of a disability or condition.