Academic and Classroom Accommodations

The Accessibility Center provides reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. We assure equal access to the academic environment and equal access to the academic challenge in the classroom. Our goal is to provide resources and opportunities for students to succeed despite the challenges posed by learning disabilities, physical challenges or mental health impairments.

Process:

Students who request accommodations for a disability must apply and register with the Accessibility Center before accommodations can be made. Students will be required to fill out the Accommodation Request Form and submit appropriate documentation.

Apply for accommodations: Accommodations Request Form and Documentation

Intake meeting – individualized process and evaluation of reasonable accommodations

Sharing and connecting with instructors to advocate for and establish a course specific plan.

Example of course specific plan 

OUR SERVICES

Our below services are just some of the ways we make accommodations for students. If you do not see the kind of accommodation you are looking for, just reach out to the accessibility office and we can help. 

In Classrooms

  • Permission to record lectures. *Recordings or transcripts are for personal use only and not to be shared with others. Student has signed recording agreement. Please contact the Accessibility Center with questions or concerns at 920-424-3100.
  • Notetaker for classes.
  • PowerPoint slides available to student before lectures (if used).
  • ASL interpreter:Purple Communications Madison.
  • Use of Hearing Assistance System in class and other settings.
  • Request for instructors to repeat questions from others throughout the classroom into the microphone.
  • Permission to arrive late/leave early to class.
  • Access to table and stool. *Chairs/stools are labeled as “reserved”. Please contact the Accessibility Center if there are any questions or concerns at 920-424-3100.
  • Access to table and chair. *Chairs are labeled as “reserved”. Please contact the Accessibility Center if there are any questions or concerns at 920-424-3100.
  • Chairs with lumbar support, adjustable height, rollers, and arms in all classrooms.*Chairs are labeled as “reserved”. Please contact the Accessibility Center if there are any questions or concerns at 920-424-3100.
  • Preferential Seating: Access to seating near front/rear of room.
  • Access to food and/or drink in class.
  • Permission for intermittent breaks during class.
  • Permission to use personal electronic devices during class (not during testing times, unless permitted for all students).
  • Flexibility in attendance for courses which do not have a significant amount of the grade based off class participation, discussion, or in-class projects. Student will contact faculty as quickly as feasible when classes are missed. *Accommodation should not fundamentally alter course learning objectives.
  • Extra time for assignments/project. Student will contact faculty as quickly as feasible for time extensions. *Accommodation should not fundamentally alter course learning objectives.

Books, electronics and more

  • Alternative electronic books: Kurzweil 3000
  • Use of Livescribe Smart Pen. *Recordings or transcripts are for personal use only and not to be shared with others. Student has signed recording agreement. Please contact the Accessibility Center with questions or concerns at 920-424-3100.
  • Use of computer or other tablet in class during instructional time only.
  • Captioning for movies and videos: Kaltura *Kaltura (Captioning) – Adding and Editing Captions (kb.uwosh.edu/90376).
  • CART (real-time captioning) services: Ai-Media.
  • Priority registration.

Alternative Testing

  • Extended time (1.5x and 2x) on quizzes and exams in a distraction reduced environment. *Recommended location: Polk Testing Center (Oshkosh), Library (Fox Cities and Fond du Lac)   
  • Screen reader for quizzes and exams: Kurzweil 3000.
  • Use of a scribe for all exams and quizzes. *Please submit quizzes and exams to the Accessibility Center: accessibilitycenter@uwosh.edu or fax: (920) 424-2405 at least one week in advance.
  • Dictation service for quizzes and exams: Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
  • No scantron exams.  Please modify procedure to allow for marking answers directly on the exam.
  • Use of Word Processing for written quizzes exams (extra time (1.5x), if writing intensive).
  • Use magnifier as a visual aid for quizzes and exams.
  • Permission to modify time administration of exams to allow for breaks in between sections of an exam if complete exam is administered within the same business day.
  •  Enlarged font (18-24 pt.) for all print quizzes and exams. *Recommended service: https://uwosh.edu/finance-administration/document-services/
  • Oral exams and instructions should be given in writing.
  • Waive spelling requirements on exams.*Accommodation should not fundamentally alter course learning objectives.

Handouts and Assignments

  • Assignment instructions should be given in writing.
  • Enlarged font (18-24 pt.) for all print materials and handouts *Recommended service: https://uwosh.edu/finance-administration/document-services/
  • Waive spelling requirements on in-class assignments. *Accommodation should not fundamentally alter course learning objectives.

Applying for Accommodations

Students who request accommodations for a disability must apply and register with the Accessibility Center before accommodations can be made. Students will be required to fill out the Accommodation Request Form and submit appropriate documentation.

Office Hours

Dempsey Hall 125
Monday-Friday
7:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 

University Police

Emergency: (920) 424-1212
Non-Emergency: (920) 424-1216