Students seeking accommodations through the SDRC must engage in the interactive process at least 2 weeks prior to the start of services being requested. The interactive process is an individual (case by case) assessment of current disability documentation, an interview with the student seeking accommodations, and review of the academic environment. The interactive process results in the identification of reasonable and needed accommodations that the student is eligible to access.
Because UCR is an adult* learning environment, accessing disability related accommodations is a student driven process. This means that the student with the disability is the one who applies for accommodations, engages in the interactive process, and is responsible for accessing approved accommodations. If there is a change in the academic environment or how the student is impacted by their disability, the student is encouraged to re-engage in the interactive process to identify any needed updates to the accommodations plan.
SDRC Services are FREE, PRIVATE, and available to all UCR registered students. Registration with SDRC is identified in the academic transcript.
*For students under the age of 18, their parent/legal guardian assume the student driven process
To be eligible for disability related accommodations and services through the SDRC, students need to:
- Apply for accommodations (Register with SDRC as a student with a disability) via the R'Ability website,
- Provide appropriate disability documentation,
- Meet with a Disability Specialist and be approved for accommodations, and
- Request the approved accommodations by the stated timeframe