Accommodations for Visitors and Program Participants

The University of Wisconsin-Madison provides processes for visitors and program participants who are not employees or students to request reasonable accommodations.  Our goal is to provide a prompt response for reasonable accommodation requests and to provide access to the programs and facilities of the university. Most accommodations for visitors and program participants are provided directly…

Sign Language Interpreting or Live Professional Captioning (CART) Coordinated through the McBurney Disability Resource Center

Need to request a sign language interpreter or professional live captioning for yourself or someone else at UW-Madison? The McBurney Disability Resource Center can coordinate sign language interpreting and live professional captioning (CART) services for disability-related accommodation requests and for public access requests for students, staff, faculty, visitors, program participants, and University job applicants for UW-Madison events.

Undiagnosed Students

Worried About Your Academic Performance? Difficulty with school performance can occur at any point in a student’s academic experience. These difficulties can be due to the following: Common factors Mental health or AODA concerns Learning or attention difficulties Common Factors Difficulty with school performance can occur at any point in a student’s academic experience. Some…

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…

Housing Accommodations

The McBurney Disability Resource Center is the designated entity on campus to collect and review all disability documentation as it relates to UW-Madison disability-related housing and academic accommodations. McBurney staff communicate with UW-Madison University Housing staff regarding the functional limitations experienced by a student as verified in the disability documentation. While students should contact the University…