UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Ability Services is a small office that arranges individualized support for students with difficult medical, physical, sensory, or brain related issues. Often this kind of support is called "accommodation." The goal is to ensure there is equal access and opportunity.
Typically the support creates alternative ways to receive the information and attempt the activities that courses require. But there can also be other kinds of support for courses, and also for things like on-campus parking and living in a residential hall.
This kind of support is usually not ready to use the moment a student requests it. Almost always the office needs plenty of time to make effective plans. Thus, students who want the support should contact the office and request it before or soon after receiving acceptance to attend UWRF. Once courses start they should continue to give the office advanced notifications before each time the support will be needed. Students who find it difficult to independently make advanced plans in their courses can receive assistance from the staff for that purpose. However, the office simply isn't designed for urgent situations.
The office motto is: HONORING ABILITIES WITH EQUAL ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY
Office location: room 129 Hagestad Hall (on the main campus, with disability parking available in a nearby parking lot just south of the building)
Fax: 715-425-0742 (Fax machine is located in a secure place, only the top office staff have ready access to it.)
Mailing address: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ability Services, 410 South Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022.
Office Coordinator: email@example.com