Disability Resource Center

Disability Resource Center
(formerly Center for Access-Ability Resources*)

The DRC welcomes students, faculty and staff to contact us regarding any questions you may have about the services we provide or how to implement disability accommodations.  The DRC is excited about new changes that have taken place as we look to revise our processes and move to the future.

One change for Spring 2013 Faculty and Students will see, is a new "Letter of Accommodation."  The office has made changes that will cause this letter to "look a little different."  The purpose of this letter remains the same.  The Letter of Accommodation identifies the accommodations students plan to use in their courses.  It is understood that students do not use all of their accommodations in all of their classes.  This is their right, as the need for accommodations is directly related to the design and delivery of the course instruction.  Should faculty or students have questions about how to implement the accommodations, they should contact the DRC office at: drc@niu.edu or phone: 753-1303.

The DRC is pleased to welcome Megan Herbig, M.A., C.R.C. as our lead person for accommodated testing.  We have also established an e-mail address to be used specifically for the accommodated testing that is proctored by the DRC.  This address is: drc_exam@niu.edu.  Faculty can send electronic versions of their tests through this secure address.  Students can ask specific questions about their DRC proctored exams via this address.  This is an area of continued growth as we administered a record 1558 exams during the fall 2012 semester.  This part of the DRC is truly a joint effort between all DRC Staff and Faculty.  This is demonstrated by staff taking turns staying till 7:00 p.m. M-Th, to proctor exams.

* The name change was effective July 1, 2012 as a result of a best practices survey conducted by NIU.

A student’s disability is confidential information. If you have questions about an accommodation, please discuss it privately with the student and/or contact the DRC.