McBurney Connect

McBurney Connect provides online access for students, instructors, and notetakers to request and manage disability-related student accommodations. Additionally, departments can request and manage departmental interpreting and on-site CART captioning requests. Sign In New Student Application Sign Up as a Notetaker Faculty Login

Mission and Vision

Mission Leading the campus community forward in access for students with disabilities. Vision Our vision is a universally accessible educational community that fosters the full participation and contribution of every member, with individual accommodation needed only in unique or uncommon situations. Increase Programming and Opportunities for Students in Order to Build Community: We will create…

Internship Opportunities

The McBurney Disability Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison assists in ensuring equal access to all campus activities for UW students with disabilities. As part of its training mission, the McBurney Center offers practicum and internship opportunities for undergraduate through pre-master’s students focused on services for post-secondary students with disabilities. Eligible interns and practicum…

Sign Language Interpreting and Captioning

The McBurney Center works with students who are Deaf or hard of hearing to develop an accommodation plan to ensure that students have communication access in the class.

Alternative Testing

Alternative Testing accommodations provide access to course tests, mid-terms, quizzes, final exams, and other assessments.  Most common alternative testing accommodations are provided within the departments. Students should discuss and arrange their test accommodations with faculty as early as possible (generally, no later than the end of the third week of the semester). Most students complete…

Alternative Formats

Alternative Formats (previously Document Conversion) provides students approved for this accommodation with three types of accessible course reading materials (audio, enlarged text, Braille) in three formats (recorded audio, electronic text, and Braille). Students eligible for Alternative Formats need to attend a training session before using the service. All requests should be submitted at least six…

Notetaking Accommodations

Peer Notetaking (copies of notes from other students in the class) and Smartpens are two ways that Notetaking accommodations are provided at UW-Madison.  Eligibility will be indicated on the student’s accommodation plan in McBurney Connect. Notetaking accommodations for eligible students are now requested and notes are downloaded through McBurney Connect. All students with notetaking as…

First Year Student (and Parent) Orientation – MOST

About MOST The McBurney Orientation and Service Training (MOST) Program helps new freshmen and their parents get the MOST out of their transition to UW-Madison. Participants will have the opportunity to complete McBurney orientation and service training activities before the start of Wisconsin Welcome. The MOST program includes free, early move-in for students living in…

Instructor Resources

The following syllabus statement has been drafted by the Committee on Access and Accommodation in Instruction, the shared governance committee that monitors university compliance with state and federal mandates to assure that the mechanisms chosen to implement law be responsive to the needs of students with disabilities, consistent with the overall educational goals of the…

Hours & Location

Spring Semester 2022 office hours (updated 1/23/2022) McBurney Center Access Consultants and Staff are available 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Appointments & trainings are being conducted by web conferencing, phone, or in-person Picking-up or dropping-off of equipment, books, smartpen supplies, or other materials: Please contact us ahead of time to schedule a…