About Us

The University of the District of Columbia is committed to equality of educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities. The Office of the Accessibility Resource Center is charged with the responsibility of exploring possible coverage and reasonable accommodations for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

The mission of  the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) is to provide and coordinate accommodations, support services, and auxiliary aids for qualified students with disabilities. A wide range of support is offered. In addition to customary academic accommodations ( i.e. extended time on exams, interpreting services, reading services, etc.), we encourage students to develop an individual working relationship with the faculty and staff to address learning and disability management issues.

Some of the services offered are:

• Adaptive/Assistive Technology
• Interpreting Services
• Lab/Library Assistance
• Letters to Professors
• Note taking Support
• Scribing
• Priority Registration
• Test Accommodations
• Reading Services
• Learning Disability Tutoring

The University of the District of Columbia does directly offer diagnostic testing, but can arrange for students to have a no-fee assessment, as we serve as a clinical training site for the George Washington University Center for Professional Psychology’s doctoral training clinic.

The Center does not typically provide academic content tutoring directly but can make referrals to UDC and community resources.

Feel free to contact us at any time, or visit our office to speak to a member of our staff. Please come to Building 39, Suite 102 to learn more about our services.