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Services for Students with Disabilities

COVID-19 Update

Due to health recommendations related to COVID-19, UWEC has suspended in-person office hours for the office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

However, we are still available to help you! Email will be managed Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Virtual appointments can also be made. Contact ssd@uwec.edu or the specific staff member whom you wish to meet by Skype or phone and state the specific need or question, and leave a phone contact number.

All student VISAs are honored in the online learning environment. If you have specific questions around VISAs, please email ssd@uwec.edu. Students are required to send a copy of their VISA to their professors to remind them of accommodations. This can be sent with a picture from your phone or a scanned copy.

Equal access

The Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office facilitates accommodations and services to students with disabilities that ensure equal access to university programs, services and activities.

UW-Eau Claire is committed to providing all students with accessible educational opportunities. UW-Eau Claire follows UW System Policy, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Disability Awareness Month Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception

The Services for Students with Disabilities office has a history of giving awards that recognize deserving individuals and departments at UWEC who have reached out to students with disabilities in unique, caring, and creative ways. Please join us in celebrating Disability Awareness Month!

 

Services for Students with Disabilities honorees, October 2017

Serving students with disabilities

The Services for Students with Disabilities office at UW-Eau Claire held a Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception Oct. 24 to honor several faculty and staff members for their service to students with disabilities.

Dedicated to student success
Maddy Mahoney

True grit Blugold

Maddy Mahoney refused to let bullies and high school teachers who failed to see her potential stand in the way of a great college career.

Rising above learning disability
Pete Winslow playing wheelchair soccer

The Power of AND in action

Pete Winslow realizes why people might stare when they see him for the first time. He looks different from most people, so it's only human nature to take a second look.

Can't stop him

Confidentiality

Our office is bound by federal education privacy laws, and for more information about the specific impact on the privacy rights of students receiving services for disabilities, see our Confidentiality for SSD page.

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