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702 W. Johnson Street, Suite 2104
Madison, WI 53715-1007

Main Office Numbers: 608-263-2741(voice)
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608-265-2998 (fax)

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Rights And Responsibilities

Students with disabilities have the right to:
  • Full and equal participation in the services and activities of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services
  • Privacy and to not have confidential information freely disseminated throughout the campus
  • Limit access to confidential records. In doing so, however, students recognize that implementing accommodations may become more difficult
  • Information readily available in accessible formats
Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:
  • Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, jobs and activities
  • Identify as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed and to seek information, counsel and assistance as necessary
  • Demonstrate and/or document (from an appropriate professional) how the disability limits their participation in courses, programs, services, jobs and activities
  • Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services, or requesting barrier removal
The University, through faculty and staff, has the right to:
  • Establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge and standards for courses, programs, services, jobs and activities or facilities and to evaluate students on this basis;
  • Determine the appropriate standards in developing, constructing, remodeling and maintaining facilities;
  • Confirm disability status and request and receive current, relevant documentation that supports requests for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • Have appropriate staff discuss students and their disabilities in order to implement requested accommodations (particularly instructional accommodations);
  • Deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services, and/or barrier removal in facilities if the documentation does not demonstrate that the request is warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation;
  • Select among equally effective accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • Refuse unreasonable accommodations, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services, and/or facility-related barrier removal requests that impose a fundamental alteration on a program or activity of the university.
The University has the responsibility to:
  • Provide information to faculty, staff, students and guests with disabilities in accessible formats upon request
  • Ensure that courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings
  • Evaluate students on the basis of their abilities and not their disabilities
  • Respond to requests on a timely basis
  • Provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities in courses, programs, services, jobs, activities and facilities
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication except where permitted or required by law
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