Getting connected:

Getting connected is simple!  Please call 715-232-2995 or stop in Bowman Hall, room 206 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 the Equal Access Plan, a brief summary of barriers in the learning environment and options for attaining equal access.  The plan and options for equal access can be amended at any time that the student encounters a new barrier, 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).

All of our services are confidential and means of access are options that the adult learner may incorporate at their discretion.


Confidentiality:

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


Documentation:

Disability Services considers the student's experiences within learning environments as the primary source of documentation.  We also collect formal 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 that include a statement of diagnosis.

The documentation that our office can accept may or may not be adequate to meet the requirements of other institutions. Other institutions or testing agencies (PRAXIS, CORE, CRC, AIC, et al.) 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