Student Affairs

Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

Welcome to DRS

 

Mission Statement

Embedded in the core values of the University of Washington is a commitment to ensuring access to a quality higher education experience for a diverse student population. Disability Resources for Students (DRS) recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. DRS serves as a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all University of Washington students.

In person service has resumed 

DRS Alternative Testing Center has reopened to administer in-person exams for in-person classes. Online exams will be administered by faculty with the appropriate accommodations applied. Faculty and students are welcome to consult with DRS on any questions about classroom or testing accommodations.


Student FAQs

 

How do I access my classes?

How can I take my tests with DRS?

  • After registering each quarter, login to myDRS to activate your accommodations and send your Faculty Notification Letters.
  • Meet with your professors during the first week of classes to plan your testing schedule; if you are unable to test at the regular class time due to a scheduling conflict with another class, agree with your professor on an alternative time.
  • After your professor completes the online Testing Agreement, login to myDRS and click on the "Alternative Testing" link in the left side column navigation menu to schedule your individual appointments.  
  • On test day, check in at the DRS Testing Center 15 minutes before your appointment start time.

How will I receive my extended time for online tests?

  • Your professors will extend time for your online exams if you use myDRS to activate your alternative testing accommodation in their class.
  • If you are unable to test at the regular class time due to a scheduling conflict with another class, work with your professor to agree on an alternative time.
  • You do not need to schedule test time in the DRS Alternative Testing Center.

I don't have accommodations for disability yet, how do I request them?


Faculty FAQs

Faculty log in to myDRS profile.

Faculty log in to myDRS profile.

How do I use the DRS Alternative Testing Center?

  • Your student will email you a Faculty Notification Letter listing their academic accommodations.
  • Look for the direct link to the Testing Agreement for that class section in the red box at the end of that email; or, login to your myDRS Faculty Portal and click on the "Alternative Testing" link in the left side column navigation menu.
  • After you complete and submit the online agreement form, all students in that class section will be able to schedule their testing appointments for the entire quarter.
  • A Testing Agreement is ONLY required if you need DRS staff to administer exams on your behalf in the DRS Testing Center; if your class has no timed, in-person tests or quizzes, or if you plan to administer your exams yourself in your department, no agreement or scheduling with DRS is necessary.

How do I make my online materials or classes accessible?

How do extended time and breaks for exams work in an online format?

  • If your student has extra time on exams, your online exam must be extended per their accommodation.
  • If your student has breaks during exams, add in their total break time to their exam, if there is no way for the student to stop and start.

Complaint Resolution Resources

The University of Washington is committed to providing equality of opportunity and an environment that fosters respect for all members of the University community. If you are having difficulty with a person, office or department at the University of Washington and believe you have or may be experiencing mistreatment or discrimination on the basis of your disability, click here for resources to get assistance

DRS Quick Info

 

Rosa J. Liu, M.Ed.

Director, Veterans Services & Disability Resources for Students

  • Email: rosal@uw.edu 
  • Phone: 425.352.5307
    (Voice & Relay)
  • Fax: 425.352.5114
  • Location: Founders Hall in the Counseling Center: Lower Level of Building UW1, Room 080

 

Students

Login to your myDRS profile using your NetID to send accommodation notifications to your professors and review your eligibilities. 

Student login to myDRS

 

Schedule an appointment with a counselor online at the link below or call 425.352.3183 (Voice & Relay). 

Schedule appointment

 

Request accommodations for disability by submitting the online new student application and uploading your documentation of disability with your application.

Apply for services

 

Faculty

Login to your myDRS profile using your UW NetID to review accommodations requests from your students.

Faculty login to myDRS


DRS Alternative Testing Center

Hours

Students may login to myDRS to schedule alternative testing appointments during these times:

  • Monday-Thursday
    8:45am-5:15 pm
  • Friday
    8:45-12:45

The DRS office will open 15 minutes before and after any  scheduled testing appointments, and during these business hours:

  • Monday-Thursday
    9:00am-12:00pm
    1:00pm-4:00pm

DRS testing services are not available during quarter breaks, holidays, or other times classes are not meeting. 

Location & Contact

Alice LeFlore
DRS Coordinator

  • Email: uwbdrs@uw.edu
  • Phone: 425.352.5426
    ​(Voice & Relay)
  • Location: Founders Hall, Bldg. UW1, Rm. 071
    (across the hall from the Counseling Center and Rosa's office in UW1-080)