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Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) was established to provide leadership and assistance to the University of Wyoming in its efforts to comply with the intent and specific regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Physical and program accessibility at the University of Wyoming is a joint responsibility and can be achieved only through cooperative efforts of University faculty, staff, and students.

DSS strives to ensure successful access and services for students with disabilities. DSS provides disability-related accommodations for UW students and visitors with disabilities as well as technical assistance, consultation and resource information for students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, and for University departments seeking to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

DSS is a program within the Dean of Students office and the Division of Student Affairs at UW.  

DSS Informational Sessions

DSS is committed to navigating these unique times associated with COVID so will be offering DSS informational sessions via Zoom during June (to coincide with UW Orientation).  If you would like to join us on Tuesdays from 9-10 or Thursdays from 2-3, we will provide an opportunity to address any questions you may have.  For Zoom access information, please email your preferred date/time to udss@uwyo.edu

If you would prefer a more individualized conversation, or cannot make one of the times posted, please call (307) 766-3073 or email udss@uwyo.edu for alternate available times to meet with a DSS coordinator via phone or Zoom (please mention your preference when scheduling).

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Reminder: Accommodations must be requested for each semester they are needed. 
Please contact your DSS coordinator for further information.

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Providing accommodation for DSS students in alternate learning environments

As directed in previous UW communications, students eligible to receive disability accommodations should continue to receive these for the duration of the current situation.  Some things to consider around this:

Extended exam time

Readers/Scribes

  • Students utilizing screen-reading software may need additional supports. Some ideas:

    • Allowing a parent, partner, caretaker, or other approved individual to serve as a reader and/or scribe for the individual with appropriate adjusts made for exams administered with HonorLock.

    • Identifying approved proctor locations in the student’s community (similar to a Distance Learning arrangement).

Interpreters/transcribers

  • For online instruction, interpreters or transcribers may need to be added to Zoom (or other) platforms to access the lecture and provide ongoing service to students.

  • Videos or other audio formats should be provided with closed caption options. If this content is not available, please contact DSS (udss@uwyo.edu) for assistance in obtaining content transcripts.

Note taking

  • Students receiving notes in the classroom setting may continue using recording devices.

  • Volunteers should continue to provide notes.

  • If possible, students may need access to PowerPoint slides or instructor notes to supplement online learning.

Attendance/deadlines

  • Please contact DSS to discuss these as there are too many variables to list in this document.

Additional questions or concerns regarding DSS accommodations; please contact udss@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-3073.

Contact Us

Disability Support Services
Dean of Students Office
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

Email: udss@uwyo.edu 

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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