UW-Eau Claire, through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), verifies academic services and accommodations for all students who provide documentation of a disability. In this way, we comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and UW System policy. SSD is the official repository for student disability documentation. Nonstudent attendees of campus events are asked to contact the sponsoring organization or department if accommodations are needed.
Accommodations can include, but are not limited to:
- Test accommodations such as extended time and reduced-distraction environment
- Note-taking software, screen readers, voice-to-text software
- Materials in alternative formats
- Assistive technology
- Use of conveyance vehicle
- Sign Language interpretation and closed-captioning services
- Physical accessibility accommodations
- Housing-related accommodations
Students requesting housing related accommodations should indicate on their housing application that they will be submitting disability documentation to the SSD office. Additional information and a virtual tour of campus housing is available at Housing and Residence Life.
Students living in university residence halls must participate in a meal plan offered through University Dining Services. Special dietary arrangements can be made by contacting Dining Services. Additional information is available at Blugold Dining.
Ever since my first year of my undergraduate experience, I have felt supported by the awesome team in the Services for Students with Disabilities Office. They know me by name and always accommodate a time to meet with me, no matter what. I strongly encourage all students with any disability to receive accommodations through the university and not hesitate to reach out to the SSD staff for advising and any type of academic assistance.