The University of Washington and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences are committed to ensuring that otherwise qualified students with disabilities are provided with access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment.

The Disability Resources for Students Office (DRS) is the contact point for students with permanent or temporary disabilities interested in requesting reasonable accommodations due to the effects of a disability. DRS establishes a student’s eligibility for disability accommodations and works collaboratively with faculty and staff to coordinate and implement these accommodations. DRS is a resource for students, faculty, and staff regarding the provision of equal access for students with disabilities in all aspects of campus life. DRS provides knowledgeable guidance and consultation and is a resource for publications on disability-related subject matter.

Students who believe they have a disability, for which they wish to request reasonable accommodations, should contact DRS to start the process for documenting their disability and determining eligibility for services prior to the start of their academic program where possible. While this process can be started at any time, reasonable accommodations may not be implemented retroactively, so the timeliness in requesting accommodations is very important.

The University does have policies regarding the type of documentation required in order to diagnose different disabilities and a process for requesting accommodations. For questions or to learn more about the process for establishing services please contact the DRS office directly:

Disability Resources for Students (Seattle)
011 Mary Gates – Box 352808
Seattle, WA 98195-5839
206- 543-8924 (Voice)
206- 543-8925 (TTY)
206- 616-8379 (FAX)
uwdrs@u.washington.edu (email)
drstest@uw.edu (testing center email)
http://www.disability.uw.edu (website)