DRES Mission Statement


The mission of the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) is to ensure that Illinois students with disabilities are provided an equal opportunity to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the entire University of Illinois experience. We do this by being leaders in the field of disability within campus, national, and international communities. 



The Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services seeks to create an environment on the University of Illinois campus that encompasses:

  • Inclusive educational experiences and environments.
  • Wellness for students with disabilities.
  • Reduction in the accessibility barriers of physical spaces, transportation systems, and online resources.
  • Best practices for accessibility standards and universal design to engage all learners in the educational experience.
  • A focus on student success to include the retention, graduation, and employment of students with disabilities