Lewis Honors College Capstone Collection

Year of Publication





Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science, Education

First Capstone/Thesis Advisor

Dr. Roger Brown


The paper reviews the accessibility satisfaction ratings and suggestions provided by University of Kentucky (UK) students who live with disabilities. A detailed survey was distributed to all students registered with the UK Disability Resource Center (DRC), inquiring about individual satisfaction with campus aspects such as the DRC, utilized accommodations, campus environment, student and faculty sensitivity, and the potential benefit of accommodation space(s) around campus. Participants listed dozens of potential solutions to problems which they and others face on campus daily, all of which are detailed in results sections of the paper. The most commonly mentioned issues included faculty sensitivity training, ease of access to DRC accommodations, lack of adequate accessible parking, campus mental health awareness, appropriate avenues of communication between professors and the DRC, service dog awareness, and equal opportunities and inclusion.