Please refer to our Diversability Community Calendar for the activities and events as part of Disability Awareness Month at the University and around the community.
Mark Your Calendars!
As part of the Diversability Awareness Month activities, the University will be hosting its 9th Annual Assistive Technology (AT) Fair. Come join us and see the latest in assistive technology devices and software.
Solving the College Puzzle
College success program for DRC freshmen
ACES will meet weekly throughout the fall semester
Scholarship will support Grussenmeyer's work on human-computer interaction with a focus on technologies for the blind. The award, which includes a $10,000 scholarship, is awarded on the basis of academic merit to computer science students with disabilities. In addition to the scholarship, Grussenmeyer will be invited to attend the Google Scholars' Retreat in the summer of 2014. Grussenmeyer is a student in the Computer Science and Engineering Department.
Wednesdays and Thursdays
The DRC is open late on Wednesdays and Thursdays to accommodate alternative testing times. The computer lab and other services will still be available. Please stop by and take advantage of the extra time!
Please schedule an appointment with Michelle to schedule your exams for the 2014 summer session. We have seen a huge increase in students requesting alternative testing accommodations and have limited space to provide such service. As a result, it is imperative that you get in as quickly as possible to schedule your exam dates. Even if you are unsure whether you plan to utilize alternative testing accommodations, it is our recommendation that you go forward and schedule your exams with the DRC. We can always remove your name from the schedule if you opt to take your exams in class. Please note that scheduling exams (in particular final exams) at the last minute will no longer be an option. We simply cannot accommodate students' requests for alternative testing without proper notification.
In addition, as we are sure you are aware, construction north of the Thompson Building continues to impact the noise level at the DRC. We do have headphones and ear plugs to help alleviate some of the noise. However, noise will continue to be a factor for at least the next 18 months. If you are concerned about the noise, you may want to check with your instructors to see if they have a place to proctor your exams.
To receive your Alternative Media quickly, please submit your required documents. This includes:
Please visit the Disability Resource Center during normal office hours if you require any assistance.
The DRC Peer Mentor Project matches incoming students with disabilities (mentees) and upperclassmen and graduate students with disabilities (mentors). Mentors use their knowledge of campus life and resources, as well as their personal experiences to provide invaluable advice and guidance to mentees.
If you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee, please visit the following webpage for more information.
Eye to Eye is a national mentoring program that pairs college students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD with similarly labeled middle school students.
Each week next year, UNR students will work with middle school students on art projects that are designed to help the younger students learn about themselves and embrace their learning differences. If you are interested in becoming a Student Coordinator or have any questions, please contact Micah Goldfus at firstname.lastname@example.org
All art is good art; you do not need to have backgrounds in art to get involved!
View the flyer.
For more information about Eye to Eye visit www.eyetoeyenational.org
Education costs are at an all-time high, and landing into the right scholarship could be the difference between graduating debt-free or paying off loans for years and years. The great news is that anyone can just be eligible for some type of scholarship. In fact, there are numbers of scholarships in place to help students with disabilities realize that further education is indeed possible.
To help you look for these scholarships please visit this guide: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/college-scholarship-guide/
Pick up a brochure from the DRC or print your own!