Welcome to the SDRC!
The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) was established to serve as an advocate for Florida State students with disabilities and ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided. 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 2100 students, the Student Disability Resource Center is committed to ensuring the success of each Florida State University student. Through the provision of academic accommodations, testing support, assistive technologies, and a space for students to feel part of the FSU community the SDRC creates an environment of success.
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, detemination, 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, and 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!
Student Star Demi Nicks
Florida State University graduate student Demi Nicks has built her college career around her love of music. As a teaching assistant in the College of Music, she hopes to spread that passion to her students. Nicks is a member of the FSU organization University of Choice (UoC), where she promotes awareness, inclusion and accessibility for persons with disabilities. She wants to help change the way that they are perceived, break stigmas and inaccurate assumptions and set a positive example for others.