New program and name change
Disability Services and Assistive Technology joined forces as of July 1, 2012. We are now one unit under the program title of Disability and Assistive Technology Center. Although functioning as one unit, both programs maintain their mission and service function as Disability Services and Assistive Technology. The main office for the Disability and Assistive Technology Center is 609 in the Learning Resource Center (715 346-3365). You may still connect directly with Disability Services at this address/phone number, and with Assistive Technology at 715 346-4980 in 604 LRC.
The Disability Services Mission is to ensure that qualified students with disabilities are provided equal access and accommodations appropriate to their disability in all UWSP programs and academic pursuits. Inherent in the mission statement is the commitment to abide not only to the letter but the spirit of the law; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act-1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act-1990, and more recently the ADAAA (amendment) of 2008.
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and to the Disability & Assistive Technology Center. Our office was created to assist in providing accessibility and accommodation services to students with disabilities. We work individually with qualified students to identify, design, and implement an accommodations plan that will aid the student in acquiring equal access to their educational pursuits. In other words, we attempt to help level the playing field.
Disability Services is all about success, in that our goal is to create a learning environment that will help maximize opportunities for our students to succeed. A high priority is creating a rapport with students so they feel welcome in their communications with our staff. We attempt to meet not only the letter-of-the-law in providing access and accommodation, but also go beyond that measure by doing all within our ability to be sure students receive the best possible support services.
Additionally, our office supports disability and accessibility awareness. A value we hold in high esteem is having UWSP offer a welcoming environment to all people; and we do this by promoting accessibility on our campus. Disability Services welcomes you.