As part of a regular feature, one department in Student Affairs will be in the spotlight each month. This month we spotlight Disability Resource Center
DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER – UNIVERSITY PARK CAMPUS
Guy Zamor (Technology Assistant), Berta Ross (Coordinator), Dr. Beverly Trott (Assistant Director)
Joanna Lindsay (Assistant Director), Amanda Niguidula (Director), Glenda Scott (Clerk),
Camille Davidson (Assistant Director)
DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER – BISCAYNE BAY CAMPUS
Kathryn Trionfo (Associate Director), Gracita Jean (Senior Secretary)
The Disability Resource Center's overarching mission is to provide our students the necessary support to successfully complete their college education while promoting their independence and self-determination. We advance the expressed choice of our students and seek their full inclusion into the mainstream of university life and into that of the larger society.
Core Services to Students
Accommodations and academic adjustments are determined based on the individual student’s disability and functional limitations. These efforts are critical so as to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students.
The term reasonable accommodation functionally means providing or modifying devices, services or facilities, or making changes to policies, practices, and procedures to enable an individual with a disability to perform the job or activity.
Reasonable accommodations often come in the form of aids and services that allow individuals with disabilities to participate in positions and activities to the same extent as other people do.
Types of aids and services include (but are not limited to):
- qualified sign language interpreters, or other effective methods of making aurally delivered materials available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing (i.e., written materials, assistive listening devices, transcription services, TTY/TDD machines);
- qualified readers, materials offered in alternative formats, or other effective methods of making visual delivered materials available to individuals who are blind or visually impaired (i.e. taped texts, note takers, adapted computer software);
- acquisition or modification of equipment or devices;
- Adjustments to student’s course load requirements and priority registration, substituting one course for another; extended time for testing and a range of adaptive software or hardware.