Due to Governor Evers “Safer at Home Order”, the Center for Students with Disabilities is working remotely through the end of the semester. We are operating and available during our regular hours of 8:00 to 4:30. During this time all staff will be available via email, their normal office phone line and video conference meetings via WebEx.
Rest assured that CSD is committed to partnering with students, faculty, and staff to ensure accessibility in your classes this semester. Contact your Disability Services Coordinator with questions regarding your specific situation and we will work together to come up with creative solutions!
To set up a meeting, you may contact your DSC directly or contact the CSD front desk at 262-472-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note, the front desk phone is forwarded and will be answered off campus.)
Faculty, students and the Center for Students with Disabilities share responsibility for accommodating test-takers with disabilities. The preference is that all students, regardless of disability status, will take exams within the academic department. Coordinating test administrations, including accommodated exams, within academic departments maintains exam integrity and security. It offers students the opportunity to have questions answered. Keeping students with disabilities in the class, or with the instructor, for exams gives them an equal opportunity to participate in the same exam process as all other students.
In situations where accommodations cannot be provided within the academic department, students may request alternative testing accommodations from CSD. Such situations may include a student needing an adaptive computer, reader, or scribe as part of the approved accommodation.
In order to receive testing accommodations, alternative testing must be identified as an approved accommodation on the student's Accommodation Request Portal (ARP) profile. Students will notify instructors of his or her need for alternative testing by providing them with a system generated email. Students will then need to complete Alternative Testing Contracts, preferably with their instructors. It is the student's responsibility to initiate the conversation with their faculty member about how testing will be coordinated. If it is determined that alternative testing needs to be conducted at CSD, it is the student's responsibility to follow all steps of the process in a timely manner.
The student is responsible for scheduling each exam taken in CSD. Students need to complete Alternative Testing Requests in ARP; these become available after completing Alternative Testing Contracts.
Students review the Alternative Testing process with their Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) during their intake. Reminders of the process are included in each Alternative Testing Contract. The process is also below; please note that “being unaware of the process” is not a valid reason for not following the appropriate steps when requesting a test in CSD. Questions regarding CSD’s testing process should be directed to the student’s DSC.
Students must use the Accommodation Request Portal to take tests in CSD. This includes notifying instructors of one’s testing accommodations, completing Alternative Testing Contracts, and completing Alternative Testing Requests. Links to instructions for each step can be found below.