Student Information

To qualify for services through the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) Disability & Assistive Technology Center, a student must:
  • Meet with the director or advisor of the Disability & Assistive Technology Center
  • Have a diagnosed permanent physical, sensory, emotional/mental, learning or health related disability that may present a barrier to obtaining their education
  • Provide documentation appropriate to their disability.

What We Are About

Your success, while attending UWSP, is our priority.  Some of the responsibility toward obtaining success is yours, some ours, and other responsibilities we share.  Note that we do not function as a rehabilitation agency, but rather we provide you with accommodations which are appropriate to your disability.  Our goal is provided opportunities to help you succeed in your educational endeavors.

What We Provide

Accommodations that are appropriate to the disability and are in keeping with the letter and spirit of the law include:
  • Exam accommodations:  adaptive or modified test-taking  (test taking procedure)
  • Proctors, scribes and readers (test proctor policy)
  • Volunteer note-takers and self-duplicating paper (note taking procedure)
  • Enlarged copies for low vision needs
  • Reasonable classroom modifications
  • Preferential seating
  • Notification to faculty/staff regarding necessary accommodations
  • Orientation to campus for students with visual and/or mobility impairments
  • Securing sign-language interpreter service for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Referral to the Assistive Technology program for text-to-voice service or voice texts ordered from Learning Ally (fomerly RFB&D); based on availability and timely request (link to Assistive Technology)
  • Prioritized registration if appropriate to the disability
  • Academic program modifications as appropriate to the disability
  • Assistance with advising
  • Campus information and referral information
  • Referral to appropriate campus support services, such as tutoring and counseling
  • Referral for time management and study strategies assistance and training
  • Referral for those not yet diagnosed with a disability
  • Liaison role with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and/or other community agencies
  • A reasonable time response to requests for accommodations
  • A commitment to keeping scheduled appointments

What We Do Not Provide

  • Personal attendants
  • Transportation and/or adaptive transportation
  • Personal computers, electronic/digital equipment, or other personal equipment
  • Legal counsel or legal advice

What Is Expected Of You

  • Know and abide by University academic policies and other regulations.
  • Make an appointment with the coordinator or advisor of Disability Services at the beginning of each semester.  Make additional appointments if you have further needs for accommodations or concerns.
  • Do not miss appointments.
  • If qualified for use of test-taking accommodations, you must:
    • Provide Disability Services with the YELLOW copy of the Accommodation Request Form (signed by the instructor) at least five working days prior to the exam.
  • If qualified to use voice-to text material and services are secured through the Assistive Technology program, you must:
    • Communicate your text-to-voice needs in a timely manner with the coordinator of Assistive Technology
    • Follow Assistive Technology policy in terms of timely request and provision of class schedules
    • Complete application to Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D) if appropriate and return to Disability Services
    • Purchase your own electronic or digital equipment as needed
  • Make your needs known to Disability Services in a timely manner  
  • Become your own advocate.  When appropriate, we will share this responsibility with you

Together We Can

  • Establish a working relationship based on communication and trust
  • Work towards effective accommodations and utilization of support services
  • Educate others about disabilities and help break down attitudinal barriers