Center for Students with Disabilities

Faculty/Staff

Introducing the ARP Faculty Portal!

We are happy to introduce a new feature in our Accommodation Request Portal: faculty access!  Using your UWW log in credentials, you will be able to see:

  • Student accommodation notifications
  • Testing contracts and requests (including the links to upload your tests!)
  • Notetaker info and uploaded notes

Instructions for using this feature may be found HERE.  For questions, please contact the Center for Students with Disabilities.

Click the link below to access the Faculty Portal (please note: if you have no students requesting accommodations in your classes, you will not have anything to see).

You will still receive emails as before, but will have continued access to the same information through the Faculty Portal.

Faculty Sign On to ARP

Sample Syllabus Statements

Below are two sample statements regarding accommodations to include in your course syllabus.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding what information should be included in your syllabus.

  • The Center for Students with Disabilities: University of Wisconsin Whitewater strives to make all learning experiences as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience academic barriers based on your disability (including mental health, chronic or temporary medical conditions), please let The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) know immediately at 262-472-4711.  CSD will privately discuss the options you have. You are welcome to register with The Center for Students with Disabilities by going to CSD and filling out the application for services. Once you have your accommodations approved by CSD, please arrange to meet with the instructor as soon as possible to discuss the implementation of your accommodations.
  • The University of Wisconsin Whitewater requires that students with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access to course content. Qualified students with disabilities who will require accommodations in this class are encouraged to make their requests to me at the beginning of the semester either during office hours or by appointment. Note: Prior to receiving accommodations, verification of eligibility from the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) is required. Disability information is confidential. You can find the application for services at www.edu/csd/ or in CSD Office, 2002 Andersen Library.

Resources

Resources to help you create a classroom environment that maximizes the learning of all students, regardless of disability, can be found on your campus, online, in publications, and through professional organizations. We have listed some such resources below:

  • Specific Disability/Academic Activity Resources - Resources related to teaching students with specific disabilities, or in specific academic activities.
  • Knowledge Base - Search the Knowledge Base for question and answers, case studies, and promising practices regarding the education and employment of students with disabilities.

Working with a Student who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deafblind

Will you have a Sign Language interpreter in your classroom this semester? Information on the role of the interpreter in your classroom and general information regarding the interpreting process. Included is important information on removing instructional barriers for all students including students with disabilities.

Find out more

Technology Resources

For instructors creating PowerPoint presentations. This article will assist in creating a presentation as accessible as possible: http://webaim.org/techniques/powerpoint/#create

Access 4 All (available at http://etc.usf.edu/techease/4all/ ) is a website where students (and faculty) can learn more about the assistive technology they have available to them as part of their operating systems.

Captioning resources:

https://it.wisc.edu/guides/accessible-content-tech/create-accessible-video-and-audio-content/

Designing accessible websites:

https://it.wisc.edu/guides/accessible-content-tech/

Universal Design

IDeA

The IDeA Center is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDeA Center's activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design, often called "Universal Design" or "Design for All." It is a way of thinking that can be applied in any design activity, business practice, program or service involving interaction of people with the physical, social or virtual worlds.

The IDeA Center has divided its content into two separate websites: the IDeA Center (current site) and Universal Design E-World (UD E-World) . The IDeA Center site provides a brief overview of what we do, while UD E-World serves as a participatory environment with web based tools to support the "community of practice" in universal design. All of our ongoing research, development projects and publications can be found on UD E-World.