Campus Resources

Select one of the services below to learn more

Ablehawks


Academic Achievement and Access Center

Offers services and programs to assist students in their academic success.

ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility

The ADA Resource Center for Equity and Accessibility is responsible for promoting an accessible and inclusive campus. This site contains information and links for employees to learn about employment accommodations, campus accessibility, and available accessibility-related trainings.

Audio-Reader 

Reading and information service for the visually impaired. Audio Reader also specializes in Audio Description for live performances and events, museum exhibits and video.  

Child and Family Services Clinic

Provides affordable, quality mental health care to children, adolescents, and famiies of the Lawrence community and surrounding areas.

Content Accessibility Site

Provides resources and information about how to create accessible online content.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal, and family problems. Individual, couple, and group sessions are available.

Disability in the Workplace Resources 

The School of Engineering Career Center created this guide to educate job seekers and employers about rights, responsibilities, and options when it comes to disability in the workplace. 

Institute for Health and Disability Policy Studies

Conducts research to inform  health and disability policy, with the goal of improving access to quality care for all people, particularly those with disabilities or chronic illness.

Kansas Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)

Provides equipment to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have other sensory or mobility impairments that interfere with conventional access to telecommunications.

KU Libraries

List of services available to persons with disabilities in the Library system.

KU Life Span Institute and Affiliated Centers

Each Center of the Life Span Institute draws together researchers from diverse fields and backgrounds with the common goal of investigating specific problems of human development, disabilities, and aging.

KU Professionals for Inclusion and Social Justice

Group of graduates who act as change agents and develop cultural awareness.

KU Recreation Services

Features of inclusiveness withing the KU Recreation Services.

Mental Health Resources

A collection of resources relating to mental health on the KU campus, in the community, and online.

Psychology Clinic

Low cost out-patient mental health service.

Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

Comprehensive services to people with communicative disorders.

Sign Language Interpreter/CART Services

To make event requests, use this Interpreter/CART Request Form.

TRIO 

TRIO programs provide educational opportunities for low-income individuals, first-generation college-bound students, and disabled Americans.


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Events
News

From the archives: Powerpoint presentation from the Derek Shields 2018 visit to campus.

This Washington Post article describes and contains a link to the Smithsonian show EveryBody, an online collection of artifacts describing the history of disability in the United States. 

Recent CUPA article on KU's very own Mentoring Circles program

Time to redesign the accessibility logo. Essay by Melissa Blake

Read this article about the findings of the Disability Rights Center of Kansas around violations of the ADA here in Kansas

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers free braille and talking book services for people with disabilities that prevent them from reading or holding books. Read more about the NLS. 

Yes, you can call me disabled. Enjoy this essay on people-first vs. identity-first language. 

Read about a recent ADA RCEA lunchtime conversation with Dawn Kuhlman on practicing trauma informed communication.

CUPA features our very own HawkRoute in their blog. Read Creative Parterships: The Path to an Inclusive Campus. 

Interested in wheel chair basketball? Check out this offering from the City of Lawrence

Need tips for making a private residence accessible for people with mobility issues? Check out this handy guide!

Good things on the way from Google! They are starting to include wheelchair accessible routes in their google maps. This blog post describes their initial offering.

2018 Gerber Baby makes history as first with Down syndrome

Did you know the American Council of the Blind Audio Description project keeps a master list of audio described DVD's, TV shows, and streaming videos? List of alphabatized videos here. And check the audio reader Audio Description site for a listing of local events with audio description at the Lied Center and Theater Lawrence. 

Former KU student Elizabeth Boresow featured in NPR story "Navigating Life on Campus When You're on the Autism Spectrum."

KU professor developing a video game to prepare students with disabilitie for STEM careers

Matthew W. Mosconi assumes the directorship of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, or K-CART

Get information about receiving audio description at home on your television from the American Council for the Blind.