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Disability Resources for Students at UW Tacoma is committed to partnering with faculty and staff to ensure access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on our campus.

Please contact us for individual consultation or take advantage of the general resources provided below.

Syllabus Statement

DRS offers the following example of a syllabus statement for faculty who would like to include this information in their course syllabi:

Access and Accommodations:  Your experience in this class is important to me. If you have already established accommodations with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), please communicate your approved accommodations to me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course.

If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DRS at 253-692-4522 or or offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions.  Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and DRS.  It is the policy and practice of the University of Washington Tacoma to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.

University of Washington Resources

UW Seattle Disability Resources for Students provides several resources that UW Tacoma faculty and staff may find useful including:

Accesibility in the Canvas learning management system

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources

Digital Document Accessability

Tips for Engaging with Different Disabilities

Online Course Accessibility Checklist