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Procedures for Academic Support Services for Students with Accessibility Accommodations at UWFox

Note Taking

It is the student’s responsibility to ask the professor to make a general announcement during class regarding the need for a fellow student to take notes. During this announcement, the professor will not reveal the name of the student needing this accommodation. The professor should introduce the student to the note taker following 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. It is the responsibility of the student to check in with the staff in the copy center prior to having copies made.  Note takers using a laptop can simply save and forward the Word document to the student requesting the service.

Tape Recorders

Students with disabilities will often take class notes by using a tape recorder and may require seating near an electrical outlet and/or the front of the room. It is the student’s responsibility to provide the tape recorder as well as the tapes. 

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.  The appropriate paper work may be picked up by the faculty member in the library. 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. The appropriate paper work may be picked up by the faculty member in the library. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the professor 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.

If you have questions or wish to proceed with any of the above accommodations, please contact:

Tina Koch
tina.koch@uwc.edu
920-832-2661

Brian Schultz
bschultz@uwc.edu
608-262-2001
Toll free: 1-888-463-6892