Quad Cities Campus

Disability Resource Center

Western Illinois University is committed to justice, equity, and diversity. Providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities is a campus-wide responsibility and commitment in which the Disability Resource Center (DRC) plays a primary role. For further information, please visit the WIU-Macomb DRC site. Please note that not all accommodations on the Macomb side are applicable to the QC campus. 

DRC Mission

A commitment to equity, social justice and diversity is embedded in the values of Western Illinois University. We recognize disability as a naturally occurring aspect of the diversity of life that is integral to society and to the campus community. To that end, Disability Resource Center partners with the University community to create environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable.1 We promote awareness and access through training, partnerships, innovative programs and accommodations. 

1-Adapted from AHEAD "UDLI-endorsed" mission statement

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified students from discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures the provision of reasonable accommodations. DRC coordinates these accommodations and additional services for qualified students with disabilities enrolled at Western. While eligibility for services is determined http://goo.gl/adVYCjhttp://goo.gl/adVYCjon a case-by-case basis, listed below are examples of typical accommodations that students might receive.

  • Alternative testing arrangements (extended time, reduced-distraction environment, reader, scribe, etc.)
  • Alternative format for required course materials (Braille, E-Text, enlarged copies)
  • Accessible classroom furniture
  • Assistance requesting an accessible room in the residence halls
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Assistance with obtaining lecture notes
  • FM Assistive Listening equipment loan

Other Important Information 

Accommodations Form

DRC Appointments 

Faculty and Staff Resources 

 Contact Information

For more information about Disability Resources at WIU-QC or to schedule an appointment:

Audrey Adamson
WIU-QC Student Services
Phone: (309)762-9080
anw-adamson@wiu.edu

*Please note that these links will redirect you to the Macomb page and you will no longer be on the QC page