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Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost

Students with Disabilities

Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandate that students with disabilities have equal access to education. It is the responsibility of everyone on campus, under the leadership of Lynn Niemi Coordinator of Student Accessability Services, to see that we are in compliance. Our specific responsibilities are to review disability documentation and determine accommodations needed to "level the playing field" for students with disabilities.

Students Accessibility:

If you have a disability and would like more information regarding the Student Accessibility Services Office, please visit the Student Accessibility Services web page. You will need to bring in appropriate documentation from a qualifying professional to determine the accommodations needed.

At the beginning of each semester, students who are registered in the Student Accessability Services Office will obtain an Accommodation Request form to hand deliver to each of their professors/instructional staff. This form will identify the accommodations for the student that are appropriate, given the documentation of the disability. If a student requests an accommodation to a faculty member and does not have an Accommodation form, please refer the student to the Student Accessability Services Office (SS 1700). If the student or faculty member has any questions regarding the recommended accommodation, please contact the Student Accessibility Services Office at 465-2841.

Faculty/Instructional Staff:

Do not deny or change an accommodation before discussing it with the Student Accessibility Services Office. Denying or altering an accommodation can put you and the University at risk for a potential law suit. Also please remember that information about a student's disability is confidential. Please do not discuss or announce the student's disability or accommodations to the class. For more information on faculty responsibility pertaining to Student Accessability services, please visit Student Accessability ‚ÄčServices Information for Faculty.

It is important that we all work together to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to education. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Accessibility Services Office at 465-2841 or e-mail sas@uwgb.edu. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year.

Thank you for your help and understanding of the importance of these procedures.