Disability, Access, and Inclusion (DAI) works with students, faculty, and staff at URI to create accessible and inclusive living and learning environments. We facilitate access, discourse, and involvement through respectful partnerships, innovative practices and technology, student-informed programs, as well as mentorship and leadership opportunities. Otherwise qualified students who identify as having a disability or chronic condition have the right to equal access to the educational programs, services, activities, and facilities throughout the university. Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, in compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA), Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and URI policy. If you see or experience physical accessibility issues on campus, please let us know by completing this form.
DAI adopted the motto, “The Future Is Accessible,” because we are committed to collaboratively improving access at URI through advocacy and education on dismantling barriers which have historically marginalized disabled students. As campus leaders in equity excellence, DAI employs a transformative justice approach, continually assessing and when possible, resolving systemic barriers, decolonizing policies, and improving practices. Access and Inclusion are the shared responsibility of all community members and must be integrated consistently and sustainably into all aspects of campus life. DAI does not expect mastery of disability best practices from faculty, rather, our mission affirms a commitment to partnering with individuals and departments to continually make progress in creating equitable access by design.