Accommodation ServicesStudents with disabilities are entitled by law to an equal and accessible education. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 both clearly mandate equal post-secondary education for students with disabilities. WITC accommodation specialists work with students, faculty, and staff in providing modifications, accommodations, and auxiliary aides to ensure that the educational environment is accessible to all students with disabilities.
Accommodation specialists also provide assistance with transitioning high school students, disability sensitivity trainings, and coordination with community support services. Read more in Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training - Planning for Life After High School (PDF) developed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
To receive disability support, students must first meet with the accommodation specialist prior to the start of the semester and provide official documentation of their disability (from a qualified professional). The accommodation specialist will then work with the student to identify and provide appropriate supports within WITC.
A few examples of auxiliary aides and accommodations include but are not limited to:
- Guided study
- Alternative testing
- Textbooks on tape/CD
- Extended time on assessments
- Enlarged print material
- Assistive Technology devices
- HEATH Resource Center
- Association on Higher Education and Disability
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- KU Life Span Institute
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Student Services Office closest to you.