Getting Connected:

Getting connected is simple!  Please call 715-232-2995 or stop in room 206 Bowman Hall, to schedule a meeting with a coordinator.

We use the student's experiences as our primary documentation.  We will also collect supporting documentation to develop an Equal Access Plan, a brief summary of barriers in the learning environment and options for attaining equal access.  This plan can be amended at any time, generally in a short meeting with a coordinator.  Once the Equal Access Plan is in place, services are considered permanent until you achieve your Bachelor's and/or Master's degree(s).

 

Confidentiality:

Confidentiality is vital in our office. We guard student's personal information and defend their rights to privacy.


Documentation:

Disability Services considers the student's experiences within learning environments to be the primary source of documentation.  We also collect supporting documentation in order to provide continuous services.  Our criteria for documentation is a statement of diagnosis from a qualified health care professional, or records of accommodations from a previous school which includes a statement of diagnosis.

The documentation that our office can accept may or may not be adequate to meet the requirements of other institutions or testing agencies (PRAXIS, CORE, CRC, AIC, et al.) which often have specific criteria that documentation must meet in order for it to be used for their purposes.


Purpose:

Disability Services strives to offer students means of equal access to higher education.

We work to make our campus fully accessible by encouraging instructors to develop their courses incorporating principles of universal design: making their content accessible to the broadest audience without the use of accommodations.  Please contact the Disability Services office if you have questions regarding accessibility, means of equal access or accommodations.


Accessibility:

Campus wide Universal Design (UD) in Instruction/Education is a goal of our office.  Following concepts of UD means that everything is created to be accessible to the largest number of people without adding accommodations or making adjustments. Examples include using only videos and audio-visual materials that are captioned and ensuring that electronic documents are fully accessible using screen readers or screen navigation systems.


Captioning:

Federal laws and campus policy requires ALL audio-visual material used in classes be captioned. 

Contact Information

Disability Services

206 Bowman Hall

Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: 715-232-2995

Fax: 715-232-2996