Accessibility Resources

Procedures for Academic Support Services for Students with Accessibility Accommodations at UW-Marinette:

Note Taking

It is the student's responsibility to talk to Cindy Bailey about the notetaking services needed for a class. The note taker will take notes during each class. Following each class, the student and the note taker will proceed to the copy center to make copies. There is no fee to do this. The note taker will give a copy of the class notes to the student. Note takers using a laptop can simply save and forward the Word document to the student requesting the service.

Tape Recorders

Students receiving accommodations will often take class notes by using a tape recorder and may require seating near an electical outlet and/or the front of the room. It is the student's reponsibility to provide the tape recorder as well as the tapes/digital recorder.

Reader/Scribe Service

Students requesting this service need to contact Student Affairs two weeks prior to the desired date of needed service (i.e. at least two weeks prior to the due date of an assignment). Readers may be allowed to read class assignments, assist in locating library research materials, and aid the instructor and student in class and/or during laboratory projects that could otherwise not be performed independently by the student with a documented disability. Scribes are responsible for writing down information that is dictated by the student.

Parking Accommodations

Handicapped parking is available throughout the campus parking lots. If you are in need of special parking, you should request a permit from the accessibility contact person in the Student Affairs Office.

Special Testing Accommodations

Extended Time

The student's individual accommodation plan will designate the additional time that should be allowed per quiz or test (i.e. time and a half, double time, or untimed). All private testing can be administered through the library if requested. It is the student"s responsibility to inform the professor of the request for extended time and to allow ample time for the instructor to make the necessary arrangements.

Separate Testing Room

The student's individual accommodation plan will designate the need for a separate testing room. All private testing can be administered through the library if requested. It is the student's responsibility to inform the proessor of this need and to allow ample time for the instructor to make the necessary arrangements.

Reader

The student's individual accommodation plan will designate the need for a reader. It is the student's responsibility to contact Student Affairs if a reader is needed. The request must be made two weeks prior to the test date. Readers will follow the instructions given by the faculty member and will read the exam outside of the classroom (i.e. library or other designated area). The reader is only allowed to read the exam and will not be allowed to give an interpretation of the questions asked.

Scribe

The student's individual accommodation plan will designate the need for a scribe. It is the student's responsibility to contact Student Affairs if a scribe is needed. The request must be made two weeks prior to the test date. Scribes will follow the instructions given by the faculty member and will administer the exam outside of the classroom (i.e. library or other designated area). The scribe is only allowed to write information that is dictated by the student. The scribe will not reword information given.

Documentation

Students must provide documentation stating the nature of the accessibility need and eligibility for services before receiving accommodations. Most often, documentation will be obtained from a qualified professional such as a physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

Accommodation Plans

After the initial packet and sufficient documentation have been submitted, the Director of Student Accessibility Services will provide a recommended accommodation plan. A copy of this plan will be submitted to both the student and his or her professors. Students are encouraged to meet early in the semeter with each faculty member involved.

Staff/Contact

Please contact the Student Affairs Office for an initial packet of information if you need special accessibility services or have accessibility services questions.

Cindy Bailey is the contact person for Student Accessibility Services at the UW-Marinette campus, and her office is located within Student Affairs. Her role is to assist students on campus with their needed accommocations. If you have questions or need to make special arrangements, Cindy can be contacted at:

cynthia.bailey@uwc.edu
715-735-4301

Brian Schultz is the Director of Student Accessibility Services. He works out of the UW Colleges central office in Madison and reviews student files in order to set up the recommended accommodation plans. For questions or additional information, Brian can be contacted at:

Brian Schultz@uwc.edu
(608) 262-2001
(888) 463-6892 (toll free)
(608) 265-5766

UW Colleges accessibility services