Student Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ List

  1. What is the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)?
  2. What services/resources are available through DRES?
  3. How do I register to receive disability-related services at the University of Illinois?
  4. How are decisions pertaining to academic adjustments and auxillary aids determined?
  5. How do I locate accessible routes, entries, and elevators to campus buildings?
  6. What should I do if I don't agree with my accommodation plan or if I have difficulty implementing my accommodations?
  7. How are my instructors informed of my disability-related needs?

Q1: What is the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)?

The mission of Disability Resources and Educational Services is to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the curricular, co-curricular and vocational opportunities available at the University of Illinois through the collaborative promotion, provision and/or pursuit of innovative accommodative and educational services, and interdisciplinary disability research.

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Q2: What services/resources are available through DRES?

You can find a list of DRES services on the Services page

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Q3: How do I register to receive disability-related services at the University of Illinois?

You must complete an Application for Services and provide the Required Disability Documentation.

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Q4: How are decisions pertaining to academic adjustments and auxillary aids determined?

Obtaining academic adjustments and auxillary aids

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Q5: How do I locate accessible routes, entries, and elevators to campus buildings?

You can locate building accessibility information by going to the campus ADA Accessibility Information page at http://www.fs.uiuc.edu/ada/index.html

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Q6: What should I do if I don't agree with my accommodation plan or if I have difficulty implementing my accommodations?

If you feel that changes need to be made to your accommodation letter or if there are problems implementing your accommodations, please contact your case manager at DRES as soon as possible to discuss your options.

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Q7: How are my instructors informed of my disability-related needs?

Students are responsible to inform their instructors about any disability-related needs which require an accommodation. This is done by presenting the Letter of Accommodation to their professors, usually during the professors' office hours.

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