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Disability Resource Center News

The Disability Resource Center is committed to supporting students with disabilities at UNLV through the appropriate use of advocacy, accommodations, and supportive services to ensure access to campus courses, services, and activities.

Current Disability Resource Center News

Students talk amongst each other in a group.
Campus News | August 11, 2022

The larger facility comes with the growing need for testing spaces, assistive technology, and other resources for students with disabilities.

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People | November 30, 2021

Former flight attendant Ben Jantzen on being a nontraditional student and discovering a new career in college.

Campus scene at desk with person using wheelchair in distance
Campus News | March 1, 2021

Mobility Magazine publication highlights Disability Resource Center, accessibility efforts on campus.

Woman talking to man in front of academic research poster
Campus News | January 24, 2020

Best Teaching Practices Expo showcases their research, tools, and technology.

Bradley Boe ready to play wheelchair rugby
People | July 11, 2019

Bradley Boe finds empowerment in a new scholarship for students with spinal cord injuries.

man in meeting with dog
People | November 9, 2017

For veteran Randy Dexter, man's best friend —and a campus organization — made all the difference.

Disability Resource Center In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 12, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Nevadans to shelter in place for an extended period of time, Raquel O’Neill knew she had to get creative to continue to serve the blind and visually impaired clientele of Blindconnect.

KSNV-TV: News 3
December 6, 2018

The nation said goodbye Wednesday, Dec. 5, to America's 41st president.

Recent Disability Resource Center Accomplishments

December 16, 2020
New Mobility Magazine and The United Spinal Association recently launched their "Wheels on Campus" magazine and named UNLV one of the Top 20 Wheelchair Friendly Colleges in the United States.  Read the article on page 49. The Disability Resource Center supports students with spinal cord injuries who are recipients of the Craig H. Neilsen…
December 14, 2020
Patricia Violi (Disability Resource Center) published a blog "Disability Services in the Time of COVID-19"  on the 2 Be Self-Determined website.  This blog discusses the impacts COVID-19 has had on students and professionals in disability services.  
February 28, 2020
Patricia Violi (Disability Resource Center) has been awarded the Administrative Faculty Professional Development Grant by the office of faculty affairs. This competitive grant is given to administrative faculty to focus on professional development efforts as part of the Top Tier initiative. She will use the funds to assist with attending the 2020…