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Accommodations and Services

DSS offers a variety of services to ensure qualified students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in UW's programs and services. 

Accommodations are not automatically initiated; they must be requested for each course and each semester for which they are needed.  Faculty are not required to provide accommodations without notification from DSS.  Because DSS cannot request retroactive accommodations, appointments to discuss accommodations should be made early in the semester. 

DSS works with each student to determine effective and appropriate accommodations.  It is essential that you feel comfortable discussing with your coordinator how you disability affects you.

Accommodations and services offered:

Accommodated Attendance

Advocacy with Faculty and Staff

Alternative Format Services

Assistive Listening Devices

Classroom Relocation

Equipment Loan

Interpreter Services

Lift Keys

Note-Taking Services

Priority Registration

Testing Accommodations

Temporary Impairments

Transcriber Services

DSS Listserv

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


  • 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).


  • 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 ( 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.


  • 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 or (307) 766-3073.

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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