Apply for Accommodations


New to Disability Services?

If you are a current or new student to UWGB and have a documented disability, Disability Services can help you with academic accommodations. Please click on the "New Student" portal on the GB ACCESS page and sign in with your UWGB credentials, and complete the new student application. If you are uploading documentation, you will be able to do so when filling out the application. You may also submit documentation either by email (dis@uwgb.edu) or fax (920) 465-2191.  Once the application is complete and documentation is uploaded, Disability Services will contact you to set up an initial meeting.

Returning Student?

If you have already established accommodations with Disability Services and need to request them for the upcoming semester, please click on the "Student" portal on the GB ACCESS page and sign in with your UWGB credentials.  If you have any questions, please contact the office by email at dis@uwgb.edu or by phone (920) 465-2841.
 

   3 STEPS TO APPLY FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

 

1. COMPLETE THE GB ACCESS STUDENT ONLINE APPLICATION

  • Complete the “GB ACCESS Online Student Application” as early as possible.
    • UW-Green Bay login credentials are required. 
    • If you have not yet applied to UW-Green Bay and have questions about accommodations, email Disability Services.
  • If you already have documentation, you can upload it as part of the application.

2. SCHEDULE AND PARTICIPATE IN AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT (IN-PERSON OR PHONE)

  • You will receive an email from an Advisor.  (Please contact us if you do not receive an email within 5 business days of submitting a completed online application.)
  • The intake appointment is an initial conversion with an Advisor in-person or by phone about your accommodation requests, accommodation history, and the impact of your condition(s).

3. START GATHERING AND SUBMITTING DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR DISABILITY(S)

  • Submit any relevant disability-related documentation that you have on hand (e.g., IEP or 504 plan, etc.)
  • Work on getting copies of the necessary documentation listed in the chart below.
 
Disability Type
Appropriate Documentation to Submit
Learning Disability Most recent psychoeducational evaluation (within last 3-5 years preferred);

and/or,
 

Learning Disability Assessment Form

IEP/504 plan containing information about the disabling condition

AD/HD AD/HD Disability Assessment Form
A recent psychoeducational evaluation (within the last 3 years for high school and the last 5 years for adults) with test analysis and interpretation may be submitted in lieu of the AD/HD Disability Assessment form. 
Autism Spectrum Disorders Austism Spectrum Disorders Form 
Current functional limitations on major life activities resulting from the disorder to include but not limited to: communication or language skills, social interaction, restricted, repetitive and/or stereotyped patterns of behavior and activities, sensory functioning and sensitivity to environmental conditions, and motor planning.  And evidence to support the functional limitations.
Psychiatric/Mental Health Psychiatric Disability Assessment Form
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Deaf-Hard of Hearing Assessment Form plus an audiological evaluation and/or audiogram, no older than 3 years if loss is progressive
Mobility, Systemic, or Health-Related Disabilities Health, Systemic, & Mobility Assessment Form 
Identification of disabling condition; assessment of the functional limitation; degree of limitation: mild, moderate, severe; how the limiting manifestations may be appropriately accommodated.
Low Vision or Blindness Low Vision/Blindness Assessment Form and vision exam/evaluation report from an appropriate eye care professional, such as an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or low vision specialist
Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Form
A recent neuropsychological assessment (within the last 3 years for high school students and the last 5 years for adults) with test analysis and interpretation may also be required.

Other Services

Assistive Listening Devices - Personal FM systems are available for short and long term use. To obtain assistive listening devises, a student will need to contact the Disability Services Office as early in advance to ensure availability. Priority will be given for academically-related accommodations for students registered with the Disability Services Office.

Laboratory Assistance - Students who anticipate needing accommodations for laboratory assistance should contact their professor to address their concerns. Lab assistants can be provided through the Disability Services Office if assistance cannot be provided through the department. Students should make requests early to allow sufficient time to recruit, hire and train appropriate personnel.

Library Assistance - The Disability Services Office will provide limited library assistance when it is necessary to accommodate a student's documented disability. It is the responsibility of the student to do the library research and the DSO will provide access. Please contact the DSO to schedule a time. In most cases, three day notice is required.

Priority Registration – Priority registration enables students to register earlier than their usual registration time in order to provide equal access to educational programs. Students whose disabilities warrant this accommodation can be determined eligible for priority registration by DS Coordinator. This service may also be provided to allow the DS Staff sufficient time to make a reasonable accommodation.

Registration Assistance - Assistance with web registration can be provided. Contact the DS Office to schedule a time.

Training/Use of adaptive technology equipment - The DS Office can provide basic training on the supported adaptive equipment on campus (Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil 3000, and CCTV). Some of the equipment (e-text reader program, FM system) is available to check out for short term use.