Departmental Accessibility Resource Coordinators

DARC Training

Departmental Accessibility Resource Coordinators (DARC) - Suggested Timeline for getting started with training:
  1. Initial Meeting/Lunch and Training – Toward the beginning of the semester.
  2. Following Lunch/Initial Meeting, and within one to two weeks, announce DARC role and availability to department/unit personnel. (Ideas e.g., flier, e-mail, meeting announcements, etc.)
  3. Disseminate!!   Insert yourself into departmental meeting agendas, with agreement of department/division director, on a regular basis to offer information regarding a resource, offer kudos to a department member executing a universal design idea into curriculum or space, do a brief activity, and/or provide updated handouts.
  4. Follow up with DARC Manager and website for updates and annual training. See Tools and Resources (hyperlink) for training materials.

A lot of people with a disability say, "This is who I am. I don't come here hoping my disability will go away, but because I want to participate."

Carolyn R. Thompson