UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Many students have medical, physical, sensory, or brain-related issues that may significantly challenge their ability to pursue a college education. Under these circumstances, the federal civil rights law, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can provide support.
ADA requires alternative ways for students, with the above issues, to participate in the learning, working, and living opportunities at UWRF. The different methods are called accommodations.
An accommodation may be receiving copies of lecture notes if the issue makes it very difficult for the student to independently take good lecture notes.
It's important to understand that accommodations are not intended to ensure student success. The goal of accommodations is to ensure students have equal access and opportunity.