Services for Students with Disabilities

Advisory Committee on Students with Disabilities


The purpose of the Advisory Committee on UMKC Students with Disabilities is to partner with UMKC’s students with disabilities and to advise and consult on the campus-wide experience of students with disabilities with the expectation that the success of students with disabilities at UMKC is everyone's responsibility.

The Committee reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The goal of the committee is to make UMKC a welcoming and supportive campus in which students with disabilities feel that they are engaged in the campus community, that UMKC is their university and that it is responsive to their unique needs.


Chaired by Christy Wineland, Assistant Director of Advancement Research

the Advisory Committee strives for representation from all areas of UMKC and includes members from:

  • UMKC student body
  • UMKC faculty
  • Office for Services for Students with Disabilities
  • The Counseling Center
  • Campus Facilities Management
  • Office of Residential Life
  • University Libraries
  • Information Services
  • Center for Academic Development
  • Office of Affirmative Action
  • Office of Advancement
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

If you are interested in working with the Advisory Committee on Students with Disabilities, contact Christy Wineland, 816-235-6213.

Accomplishments and Positive Change on Campus

UMKC received a $1.2 million grant that will help serve more students with disabilities.

  • The Institute for Human Development and the School for Computing and Engineering will work on a new project: “Building an Alliance for New Careers in STEM (KC-BANCS): An Infusion Model for Inclusion of Youth and Veterans with Disabilities”

The Committee advised on improvements to disability services information on the University's web site.

  • UMKC now has a central Disability Services web page providing links to all relevant departments and resources.
  • There is a link to the disability services page directly on UMKC's home page.


Information Services dramatically increased the accessible technology available on campus.

  • JAWS screen reader and ZoomText screen magnifier along with adjustable height tables were installed on 10 workstations in computer labs around campus.


The Friends of the Library funded a grant to add books on disability studies to the Library's collection.

  • Almost $1000 worth of books focusing on the experiences of people with disabilities were added to Miller Nichols Library's collection, already strong in this area of study.


UMKC Disability Services

Interested in working with the Advisory Committee on Students with Disabilities?  Contact Christy Wineland, Assistant Director Advancement Research at 816.235.6213.