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Disability Support Services

Information for Faculty and Staff

As you encounter students with disabilities in your class or in other situations within your responsibilities at UW, please feel free to call on DSS staff (766-3073) as questions arise. We'll be glad to help.

Professors are strongly encouraged to review the accommodation email and reply back with any questions or concerns. To ensure appropriate exam proctoring, DSS requests that necessary information is provided by email, or with each exam.


Students with Disabilities and the Laws

This section gives general information about laws that the University of Wyoming must adhere to in order to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as how faculty need to incorporate the expectations of those laws in their interactions with students.

Tips for Disability Awareness

This section includes information from A Desk Reference Guide for Faculty and Staff: College Students with Disabilities produced by Mississippi State University. It offers updated information on appropriate language to use when referring to an individual with a disability, as well as suggestions for effective interaction with people who have disabilities.

Tips for Teaching Students with Disabilities

This section provides specific ideas for modifying teaching strategies and approaches when a student with a disability is in your class.

Help for Teaching Students Online via WyoCourses

DSS helped develop a course within the WyoCourses Learning Management System that has information and tutorials to help instructors build accessible online courses. This is an open course and any UW Faculty, Staff or Student may enroll by following this link to enroll (

Please note - this course is new and is still being developed.  If you encounter problems, inconsistencies or inaccessible elements, please contact the instructors from within the course shell. Together, we can build a better course.


Contact Us

Disability Support Services

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3135, 1000 E. University Ave.

109 Knight Hall

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307 766-3073

TeleType: 307 766-3073

Fax: 307 766-3298


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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