Disability Resource Center
Message from Dr. Karen Kalivoda, Director:
Welcome to the Disability Resource Center at the University of Georgia (UGA), a department in the Division of Student Affairs. On this website, you will find information about the accommodations and services we coordinate for UGA students who have disabilities. I trust the site will give you a picture of who we are and our programs and services.
The Disability Resource Center's primary commitment is to assist the University of Georgia in educating and serving students with disabilities who qualify for admissions. While our mission is to ensure equal educational opportunities as required by the ADA and other legislation, the DRC strives to promote a welcoming academic, physical, and social environment for students with disabilities at UGA.
My professional staff work directly with students to assess their individual disability-related needs and to develop appropriate plans for academic accommodations and services. In addition, the DRC houses three distinct services that have proven most helpful in accommodating a variety of student needs: the Test Accommodations Office for onsite classroom testing; the Assistive Technology Lab equipped with a variety of programs designed for people with disabilities; and Alternative Media Services to assist students with print or reading disabilities by converting printed material required for courses into accessible formats.
As director of the Disability Resource Center, I am proud of the outstanding services provided at the DRC. To begin the process of registering for services, feel free to contact Dr. Peter Bertot, Intake Coordinator, by email or telephone at (706) 542-8719.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you. Again, welcome!