What are accommodations?

Accommodations are changes to the learning environment that remove barriers and provide equitable opportunities for engagement for all learners.

Accommodations DO NOT:

  • Fundamentally alter course requirements
  • Create an unfair advantage

Accommodations DO:

  • Remove barriers for learning
  • Create equitable opportunities for disability inclusion

How Does Universal Design addresses barriers?

For each student, barriers can differ from one course to another. Universal Design principles proactively address academic barriers. You can do that by designing flexible lessons and learning environments rather than trying to “fix” or change a student. The goal of Universal Design is to use a variety of teaching methods to remove any barriers to learning and give all students equal opportunities to succeed. It’s about building in flexibility that can be adjusted for every student’s strengths and needs.

Get Started

If you are a new or current UF student seeking information on how to connect with the DRC, please visit our Getting Started page.

Academic Accommodations

If you are a current DRC student seeking information on your academic accommodations, please visit our accommodations page.


If you are interested in getting involved with the DRC through student employment, volunteer, or learning more about disability, please visit our Get Involved page.

Student Resources

For more information about career development, scholarship opportunities, study abroad, and entrance exams, please visit our Student Success Resources page.

Housing Accommodations

If you are a current or prospective UF student seeking information on housing accommodations, please visit our housing accommodations page.

Testing Accommodations

If you are a current UF student approved for testing accommodations, please visit our Testing Accommodations page for more information about accommodated testing.


For more information about scholarships available through the DRC, please visit our Scholarships page.