Disability Services

A comfortable place for students with disabilities.

We help students blend what they know about themselves with appropriate accommodations to reduce barriers to learning. We try to "level the playing field" so all students have an equal opportunity for a successful education.

The college has a long history of serving students with a wide variety of disabilities, working to ensure each student has the reasonable accommodations and services they need to enjoy academic success. We can provide assistance at all of our campus and regional locations.

To request disability support services and have them in place when classes begin, you will need to make an appointment with one of our coordinators, preferably before the semester begins.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Western Technical College strives to provide equal access to communication and information for students who are deaf/hard of hearing.  

Interpreter Services is located in the Welcome Center on the main campus in La Crosse, but we provide services to our regional locations as well. Available services include:

  • Sign language interpreting/transliterating
  • Speech-to-text captioning (i.e. C-Print)
  • Case management
  • Note-takers
  • Test Accommodations
  • FM system
  • Smart Pens
  • Multimedia captioning
  • Tutoring through the Academic Success Center
  • Other services or accommodations.

Any Western student with a hearing loss is eligible for these services. To request interpreter services please contact the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator to schedule an intake interview appointment, preferably before the semester begins. You will need to bring current documentation of your disability (i.e. audiogram). The provision of accommodations is based upon assessment of the current impact of the disabilities.

 

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Disability Services

Disability Services is located in the Welcome Center on the main campus in La Crosse, but we provide services to our regional locations as well. Available services include:

  • Peer note-takers
  • Enlargement of print materials
  • Assistance at registration
  • Test Accommodations
  • Additional orientation to campus
  • Adaptive equipment

To request disability support services, you must schedule an appointment with the Disability Support Specialist. You will need to bring documentation of your disability (see guidelines below). At this meeting you will discuss the classes you have registered for and the accommodations you need. To ensure that support services are in place when classes begin, you should complete this process at least one month before entering Western.

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