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Disability Resource Center (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

Core Beliefs

  • Human variation is natural and vital in the development of dynamic communities.
  • Disability is a social/political category that includes people with a variety of conditions who are bound together by common experiences.
  • Inclusion and full participation are a matter of social justice.
  • Design is powerful and profoundly influences our daily lives.
  • Good design is essential for achieving inclusion and full participation.
  • Creating usable, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive environments is a shared responsibility.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Disability Resource Center
Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: disability@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Fax: (309) 298-2361