UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Honoring Abilities with Equal Access and Opportunity
Ability Services is a small office that arranges equal access and opportunity. It's for students that have substantially difficult medical, physical, sensory, or brain-related issues. Typically it creates alternative ways to receive the information their courses require and modified ways to show what they've learned. Some examples are the ability to receive copies of lecture notes, having audio textbooks, and having more time during tests. This is often called "accommodation."
Initially students who want accommodation are expected to:
1.) Voluntarily contact Ability Services and make an outward request;
2.) Submit certain kinds of written information about their difficult medical, physical, sensory, or brain related issue.
Depending on individual circumstances that process can occur quickly or take considerable time. Thus, students who want accommodations should contact Ability Services soon after receiving acceptance to attend UWRF (or even before receiving acceptance). To learn more about this important process please use the Getting Started link immediately to the left.