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Professional Development/Accessible Events

Professional Development

The Disability Resource Center is dedicated to our mission to foster accessible and inclusive learning opportunities and environments for students with disabilities at SU. Through interactive learning experiences and facilitated conversations, the AccessAbility Advocate Training Program is designed to promote disability awareness, understanding, acceptance, and inclusion by challenging traditional perceptions of disability and examining common societal barriers.

Customized Training

In addition to our standard training options, DRC staff can customize a unique professional development training on any of the following subject matter:

  • Disability Inclusion 101
  • Workplace and/or Internship accommodations
  • Supporting Disability Inclusion: Advocate, Activist, & Ally
  • Legal compliance: Implementing reasonable accommodations
  • Accessible events & programming
  • History of the Disability Rights Movement
  • Transition 101 (tips for a successful transition from high school to college, and/or the workplace)
  • Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Disability Studies Minor: Culture & Practice
  • Disability Inclusive Language

Training Request Form

Accessible Events

SU Accessibility Checklist for University Events

Our goal is to create a campus climate accessible to all, and proactively plan events free of all barriers: physical, communication, or others so that all individuals may meaningfully participate in campus activities and events.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all public events, conferences, and meetings, be accessible. Proactive planning for access and inclusion optimizes the opportunity for a well-planned accessible event and minimizes the need for individuals with disabilities to request accommodations to participate in the event. The SU Accessibility Checklist provides a framework for best practices on a variety of common event planning issues, i.e. pre-event, publication, accommodations, food, service animals, and event day.

  • SU Accessibility Checklist for University Events
  • Equal Access Guide (Developed by the University of Washington's Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology Program)

Upon approval of the student’s request, faculty should send tests to the DRC at least  1 business day in advance of test date. During finals, we ask faculty to send tests  3 business days in advance of the test date due to the high volume of tests during that time. 

Tests can be sent to the DRC via e-mail (DRCTestCoordinator@salisbury.edu), via the AIM Portal, fax (410) 543-6088), campus mail, or hand-delivered to the DRC (located on the 2nd floor of the Guerrieri Student Union, Room 229).

The DRC-Testing Center is committed to providing a secure testing environment. All tests are proctored. Tests are secured in a locked office. All students are required to adhere to the Salisbury University’s Policy on Academic Integrity.

If you have any questions or concerns related to testing, please contact Iesha Purnell, DRC Testing Coordinator at DRCTestCoordinator@salisbury.edu