A Long History
Arizona Disability Resources has a longstanding commitment to disability access. The DRC was founded over 50 years ago, pre-dating the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by nearly twenty years.
DRC is committed to international outreach and has partnerships with the U.S. Department of State that have included invitations to join international delegations to Ukraine and China, as well as an appointment as a site for the U.S. Global Sports Mentorship Program.
Leadership in Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
With almost 4,000 American and international members, AHEAD is a professional organization for disability resources professionals. DRC staff often present at AHEAD conferences and have consistent representation on the Board of Directors.
Commitment to Universal Design
In addition to staff who respond to requests for individual accommodations, we have several dedicated positions to address systemic design. Our goal is for our campus environment to be universally accessible.
Disability Cultural Center
One of very few in the nation, Arizona’s disability cultural center (DCC) is a space for students, faculty and staff to explore and celebrate disability identity, culture and community.
DRC collaborates with Study Abroad to increase opportunities for Arizona students studying abroad or engaging with international exchange.
Adaptive Athletics Program
Arizona hosts the most comprehensive collegiate wheelchair and adaptive athletics program in the nation.