A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Disabilities
The purpose and governance structure of the University of Wisconsin dictate that faculty play a key role in the accommodation process. Faculty Document 1071 reaffirms that “[d]isability should not be the basis for exclusion from educational programs. All students are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment.” Faculty and staff work directly with students with disabilities. They may also utilize the Access and Accommodation Resource Coordinator (AARC) network. An AARC is a departmental representative who has received additional training in disability-related issues. This guide provides information that is helpful to both the AARC and faculty/staff members who teach and employ students with disabilities.
Section I: Legal Information
and Institutional Policies
Section II: The Accommodation
Section III: Disability Types This section provides information regarding different types of disabilities and the impact they may have on learning and participating in university life.
Section IV: Campus Coordination The UW campus employs a multi-layered disability infrastructure model rather than a “one-stop shopping center” model that would provide services solely through a centralized disability services office. Key partners, including Legal and Executive Affairs, the Equity and Diversity Resource Center, Facilities Planning and Management and the Division of Information Technology, bring together their respective expertise to develop a comprehensive disability-support structure for students, faculty, staff and visitors in the UW Madison community.
File last updated: February 10, 2004