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Students with Disabilities

Students with Disabilities in the Classroom

Students with disabilities are represented at the University of Wyoming across all majors and courses so it’s very likely that you, as an instructor, will interact with students with disabilities regularly. University Disability Support Services (UDSS) is a resource to you and to students to ensure students with disabilities are provided appropriate services and accommodations with the goals of access and an equal opportunity to participate and learn. Be sure to add a statement to your course syllabi asking students with disabilities to identify themselves to you early in the semester so you can assist with arranging appropriate accommodations. The most commonly used statement reads:

If you have a physical, learning, sensory or psychological disability and require accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible. You will need to register with, and possibly provide documentation of your disability to, University Disability Support Services (UDSS) in SEO, room 109 Knight Hall. You may also contact UDSS at (307) 766-6189 or at udss@uwyo.edu. Visit the UDSS website for more information:www.uwyo.edu/udss.

UDSS gathers information and documentation to verify the presence of a disability and collaborates with eligible students and involved faculty and staff to determine and implement appropriate accommodations. UDSS contacts instructors about students in their classes when there is a need to know, and when the instructor’s assistance is necessary to implement accommodations. Examples of services requiring collaboration with instructors include test-taking accommodations, identifying volunteer note-takers from the class, assisting with provision of accessible test and course materials for individuals with visual impairments or learning disabilities affecting reading, welcoming sign language interpreters or transcriptionists into the class, using assistive listening devices, etc.

UDSS also maintains a staffed computer lab with technology tailored to help students with disabilities access learning materials, prepare outlines, and complete research, writing, and other assignments.

 

For more information on UDSS, contact: University Disability Support Services (UDSS),Student Educational Opportunity
Room 330 Knight Hall (Check in location: 109 Knight Hall)
766-6189, TTY: 766-3073
Comprehensive information about UDSS services is available on our web site:www.uwyo.edu/udss

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