Disability Resource Center’s David Beach Talks Accessibility and Launch of New Series
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2021) — At the University of Kentucky, the Disability Resource Center (DRC), housed in the Office for Student Success, serves more than three thousand students each semester. A number the director, David Beach, believes is underestimated by many.
“They don’t realize how many students we actually have,” Beach said. “Anywhere a student with a disability needs access is where we are. We are in the classrooms. We assist with testing, and we assist with making sure parking areas are accessible. We ensure that students that have mobility issues have an accessible path or accessible opportunity to get to class, we also make sure classrooms are accommodating and accessible.”