Accessibility

Accessibility

The University of Wisconsin–Whitewater is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive campus experience for all members of the campus community. The University has a priority mission dedicated to providing access for individuals with disabilities and strives to continue this strong tradition through an established network of programs and resources that highlight disability, accessibility, and accommodations for students, employees, visitors, and guests.

This list of campus resources is maintained by the University’s ADA Coordinator. If you cannot find the information you need, or if you would like to suggest a change to information shared in this site, please call or email the Quality Assurance Improvement Manager at stokesa@uww.edu or (262) 472-1772.


Announcements concerning accessibility-related outages, projects, or other important updates will be posted here as needed. 

Students with disabilities are served through the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) for all their accommodation needs ranging from academic to housing to digital and physical campus accessibility. CSD also provides universally-designed instructional resources for faculty, and strives to create an inclusive campus environment that allows students to engage, explore, and participate in the Wisconsin Idea.

Visitors with disabilities, including guests such as spouses of employees residing in University Housing, work with University departments to seek accommodations to participate in programs, activities, and services at UW–Whitewater. Guests or visitors are encouraged to contact the event sponsor or department early if they are seeking a disability-related accommodation. Assistance and further information may be obtained by contacting the ADA Coordinator.

Employees with disabilities and job applicants are supported through the Office of Human Resources and Diversity. The ADA Coordinator leads the serves as the campuswide hub for information on the disability accommodation process for employees and applicants. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s employment provisions and offers essential information, consultation, education, and referral services to employees and applicants, and supervisors and managers to help minimize barriers in the workplace.

UW–Whitewater offers a (Insert link to Disability Resources Guide) through the Division of Facilities Planning and Management. This guide provides information on physical access to campus for people with disabilities, accessible pedestrian routes, emergency planning and evacuation procedures, accessible building entrance and elevator access locations. This guide also lists building and classroom locations containing assistive listening devices, in addition to information on requesting snow removal.

Visit the UW-Whitewater Service Animal Practice Directive and Procedure for guidance concerning service animal accommodations and expectations.

Andersen Library is committed to providing access to all library facilities and collections for people with disabilities. Whenever possible, the library will select and acquire resources and technologies that are accessible to all. For historical library collections that are not accessible, the library is committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to appropriately reformatted media. Visit the Andersen Library website for information on digital delivery, library locations and building accessibility, and additional resources.

UW–Whitewater is committed to web accessibility and pertinent resources. The Web Support Team helps ensure our digital environment is accessible and free from barriers for all members of the University community. For assistance with evaluating accessibility and usability, please contact the ICIT Help Desk.

Additionally, assistive technology for students, staff, and faculty is available in computer labs throughout campus. These computer labs are free, and many have staff available for assistance.  Visit the Camputer Labs website for information on a lab near you.

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University Marketing has designed the UW–Madison home page using best practices in standards-based Web design. The website incorporates programming languages and tools to present content and functionality in a manner that accommodates a range of Web browsing software. Beyond the basic aspects of prescribed accessibility standards, best judgement has been applied in implementing a website design that meets the needs of all users. For more information or to provide feedback concerning web design and implementation choices, please email (Insert Contact Here). We value your feedback!