Academic Accommodations

Listed in alphabetical order, the following accommodations and resources may be offered to assist students with their studies. UW Oshkosh is committed to providing equal access to the learning environment without compromising the integrity of the class. To request an accommodation, please click here to fill out the application.


Alternative Media

Alternative media is the provision of printed materials in alternative formats for individuals with visual or information processing disabilities. Print materials are provided in a variety of alternative formats. Students should contact the Accessibility Center as soon as they are aware of their textbook list, as processing can take 6-8 weeks.

View the Electronic Textbook Request Form


Alternative Testing

Many students with testing accommodations take their exams at the Testing Center. There are two rooms available for students with an approved accommodation for a distraction-reduced testing facility.

To request these spaces, student should show staff their Accommodation Recommendation Card at check-in.

Contact Testing Services


Assistive Technology/Software

Some available assistive technology includes computer peripherals and/or software used by students to improve access to academic material. This equipment can be found in several locations across campus:

  • The Access Lab (120 Dempsey Hall) has computers with large-screen monitors, page magnifiers, and speech software. It is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Polk Library offers high speed scanners, an accessible workstation, zoom text magnifiers and text-to-talk applications.
  • The Testing Center and the Math Lab both have zoom text magnifiers.

In addition to these locations, some equipment can be checked out through the Accessibility Center and some equipment can be provided in classrooms.

View the Accessibility Center Technology Rental Agreement


Classroom Accommodations

Accommodations such as preferential seating, accessible room location and chair/table/desk adjustments may be provided in order to create equal access to the learning environment.



Interpreting/captioning services provide accurate translation of spoken/auditory information in the classroom for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Some students may be accompanied to classrooms and related activities by a sign language interpreter or a captionist.



The Accessibility Center is able to provide access to Kurzweil for Higher Education, a text-to-speech reading software program, for students with the approved accommodations. For more information about how to use Kurzweil, see below:


Note-Taking Assistance

Student notetakers provide class lecture notes to qualified students with disabilities. The note taker will provide the student with a copy of the notes at the end of each class. When a note-taker is identified, both students must visit the Dean of Students office to fill out paperwork.

Responsibilities of the Student Receiving Note-taking Services

  • To attend all classes on a regular basis
  • To make sure notes are clear, concise and legible for your use
  • To immediately notify your notetaker and the Dean of Students Office should you be unable to attend class or if your notetaker is not attending class on a regular basis

View the Note taker Agreement Form

Office Hours

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


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