Welcome to the SDRC!
Florida State University is committed to providing a quality education to all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans’ status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other legally protected group status. Providing services to more than 5000 students, the Student Disability Resource Center is committed to ensuring universal access for each Florida State University student. Through the provision of academic, housing, & dining accommodations, testing support, assistive technologies, and space for students to feel part of the FSU community, the SDRC creates an environment of success.
Current and prospective Florida State students can apply for accommodations and submit documentation through this link.
Current Florida State students registered with the Student Disability Resource Center can access their student portal to manage their accommodations and request eligibility letters.
Current Florida State students registered with the Student Disability Resource Center can schedule accommodated testing at this link. Tests must be scheduled at least one week in advance of the test date.
Keeping Campus Events Accessible: It’s About Inclusion
Do you have a campus event coming for students, faculty, staff, or all any combination of attendees? Make sure it is accessible to all! By making sure that accessibility is built in to your event planning, you insure that the greatest number of people not only can attend but will enjoy themselves! It might seem overwhelming to consider not just physical access but issues such as captioning, parking, materials (such as handouts or fliers), and so on. But it doesn't have to be complicated! This slideshow presentation will give you lots of pointers and things to think about so when it comes time to launch, you will be ready! Available as both an MS PowerPoint presentation and as an accessible text-recognized PDF file, below (other formats available upon request).
Congratulations to the inaugural class of SDRC Ambassadors!
The SDRC Ambassador Program is a leadership development program offered that provides an opportunity for students to become involved with the SDRC and the community of people with disabilities at Florida State University. The SDRC Ambassador program works to decrease the stigma related to disability from a student perspective through programming and peer-to-peer interactions. Ambassadors serve as a visible student face for the SDRC to provide programming, campaigns, and outreach to peers in the FSU community.
Congratulations to the inaugural class of the SDRC Ambassadors:
Victoria Gudbranson Leads Project for Local Transportation Accessibility
The SDRC is proud of student Victoria Gudbranson who recently met with Carol Edwards (Professor in Social Work), Jennifer Mitchell (Director, SDRC) and the Office of The Mayor, External Affairs Director Michael S. Alfano to discuss Victoria’s project of making Uber or Lyft accessible for all people in the city of Tallahassee. Victoria is determined to see both financial access and ADA access for all users of these services and is fighting hard to make it a reality. We are thrilled to work with students like Victoria, who demonstrate the 'Nole spirit of initiative, determination, and fighting for justice through projects such as this. Thank you, Victoria!
Meet Madison Long, The 2018 Dr. Toni Jo Mason "Success Scholar"
Madison Long is Florida State University's first Dr. Toni Jo Mason “Success Scholar.” Madison is thrilled to be a part of the Florida State University’s community as an upcoming sophomore majoring in Health Science Interdisciplinary. Her goal is to become a veterinarian, and the Dr. Toni Jo Mason Foundation Scholarship is assisting Madison with reaching that goal. We are so excited that Madison is our first recipient of this scholarship and we look forward to many more.
The staff of the SDRC and the Dr. Toni Jo Mason Scholarship Board met with Madison earlier this year to recognize her achievements. Established in 2014, the Dr. Toni Jo Mason Scholarship Fund Program is designed to serve as a lasting tribute to the vision, mission, life work, an example of Dr. Toni Jo Mason to overcome obstacles and the struggle experienced by people with disabilities.
Dr. Mason was diagnosed with cerebral palsy soon after birth. Dr. Mason’s life and career was a commitment to ensure that all people with disabilities were recognized by their abilities, provided encouragement, equal opportunities, and support to dream, learn, and achieve their fullest potential.
For more information about this program, please visit the SDRC's Scholarships page.