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 through the hosting unit. However, the Visitor and Program Participant Access Consultant at the McBurney Center is available to answer questions, consult with departments, and assist in identifying who to contact to make a request.
Departments and Hosting Units
Are you a faculty, staff, or student organization who has questions about visitor or program participant accommodations or needs training? Please complete the following form or call the McBurney Center at voice/Relay711 at (608) 263-2741 or text us at (608) 225-7956. Business hours are 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
Visitor/Guest/Program Participant Reasonable Accommodation Consultation Form
Visitor and Program Participants
If you are a visitor or program participant, you can request accommodations by contacting the hosting unit. If you have general questions regarding the accommodation request process or are unable to locate contact info for the hosting unit, please let us know.
Requesting Sign Language Interpreting or Professional Live Captioning (CART)
Visitors and program participants who need sign language interpreting or professional live captioning (CART) can either contact the hosting unit or complete the following form.
Request Sign Language Interpreting or Captioning (No UW NetID)
More Information for Visitors and Program Participants
Visitors and program participants typically make disability accommodation requests directly to the department or program hosting the event. For example, requests for accommodations at a football game are made to the UW Athletics Department. Requests for accommodations at a performance at the Union Theater are made to the Wisconsin Union. If you need sign language interpreting or live professional captioning, you can either contact the hosting unit or complete the Request form for Sign Language Interpreters or Live Professional Captioning (CART)
Visitors and program participants are strongly encouraged to make their request for accommodations as far in advance as possible or in accordance with the parameters determined by the hosting unit. Accommodations may be denied if the hosting unit does not have sufficient time to review, determine, or plan for a reasonable accommodation.
The McBurney Disability Resource Center’s Visitor and Program Participants Access Consultant supports hosting units in reviewing and providing disability accommodation requests. While requests are generally made directly to the hosting unit, individuals needing a reasonable accommodation may also contact the Visitor and Program Participant Access Consultant at the McBurney Center for assistance.
This table provides a list of some common departments and their contact information for reasonable accommodations:
|Department||Contact Email or Web Form Link||Contact Telephone|
|Recreation and Wellbeing (“Rec Well”)||firstname.lastname@example.org||(608) 262-0297|
|UW Athleticsemail@example.com||(608) 263-7894|
|Wisconsin Union (Memorial Union and Union South)||Wisconsin Union Disability Accommodation Request Form||N/A|
|Chazen Museum of Artfirstname.lastname@example.org||(608) 262-9677|
|Office of Admissions and Recruitment/Visit Buckyemail@example.com||N/A|
|Division of Extension||Disability Accommodation Process for Division of Extension Program Participants||(608) 265-6248|
If further assistance is needed to identify the event host, email the Visitor Access Consultant.