Vision & Mission

As a Center for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC), our vision at the Disability Resource Center (DRC), is based on a human rights and a social paradigm of disability, in which disability is conceived as part of human diversity and all individuals are expected to take responsibility in building an equitable society for people with disabilities.

Within this conceptual framework the mission of the DRC at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is to contribute to this process by delivering high quality services and resources to individual students with disabilities, promoting curriculum accessibility and flexibility, inclusive and innovative learning practices and by providing opportunities to understand and disseminate disability culture on campus.

To accomplish its mission, the DRC staff works together with campus constituents, including faculty, students, teaching assistants, academic advisors, and staff from other Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change. We participate in multiple activities on campus, such as student orientation and recruitment events and collaborate with the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) and other local organizations.