Florida International University’s Disability Resource Center (DRC), has served the university community for more than 20 years and leads the campus in the creation of usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. The DRC houses a state-of-the-art adaptive technology lab and supports adaptive computer stations throughout campus.

The disability community is the largest single minority group in the United States, numbering over 54 million people. Like many minority groups, people with disabilities have had difficulty accessing many of the benefits of our society. For example, disabled individuals continue to be more likely to live in poverty and be dependent on governmental services and less likely to be employed than non-disabled people. Despite the fact that earning a bachelor’s degree nearly equalizes a disabled individual’s access to employment, students with disabilities are less likely to transition to higher education, be retained, and graduate.

National trends suggest the number and diversity of students, faculty and staff with disabilities will continue to increase. Today our DRC program serves more than 2,000 students, alumni and campus visitors. We anticipate this growth to continue as unprecedented numbers of returning veterans with disabilities enroll in college.

There are several ways to support our department and students with disabilities. These funds give students the opportunity to prepare for and begin their careers. If you are interested in supporting the DRC and FIU students with Disabilities, please contact Joan Casanova Gonzalez at 305-348-3583, or give securely through the form below. 


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