Disability Resource Center Mission Statement
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides leadership in ensuring equal access to all facilities, programs, and services of UTC. DRC reviews the accommodation requests and manages these reasonable accommodations for all students, employees and visitors of UTC. The staff of the DRC base all determinations on the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These federal Acts require that accommodations and adjustments be made to all programs and activities in order to provide equal access to qualified individuals with disabilities. Individual determination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations are made through an interactive and deliberative process based on the functional limitations of the disability.
In addition to determining these reasonable accommodations, the staff of the DRC also lead the campus in discussions about facility access, future building and growth of the campus, equal access in the virtual classrooms, programmatic accessibility, and many other areas. For more information, please contact the Disability Resource Center at (423) 425-4006.