The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is committed to making its campus and resources accessible. This site provides a central resource regarding accessibility at UWM.
Student accommodations and services
Accessibility Resource Center
Provides comprehensive services and accommodations for students with disabilities as well as outreach and support to faculty and staff. For more information, visit the ARC website.
Office of Equity/Diversity Services
EDS is dedicated to preventing discrimination and guiding institutional compliance with applicable federal and state laws. For more information, visit the Office of Equity/Diversity Services website.
Employee accommodations and services (includes student employees, faculty and staff)
Department of Human Resources
Visitors and campus events
UWM makes every effort to ensure campus events and activities are accessible for all. Advanced notice of 5 business days is preferred to ensure reasonable accommodations can be made. To request reasonable accommodations for a campus event, please contact the sponsoring department. Please note that UWM business hours are 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and campus requests must be made during these hours.
To report an accessibility concern regarding a campus event or activity, please contact the sponsoring department.
Consult the campus directory if you need contact information.
Information technology (IT) accessibility policy
Teaching and Learning
Accessibility Resource Center
The Accessibility Resource Center provides comprehensive services and accommodations for students with disabilities, as well as outreach and support to faculty and staff. For more information, visit the ARC website.
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
CETL offers numerous teaching programs, a range of consultation services, awards and opportunities, technology training and support resources. For more information, visit the CETL website.
Essential accessibility considerations & resources for instructional materials
The Accessibility Resource Center provides an Essential Accessibility Considerations for Instructional Materials guide to creating accessible text documents, websites, videos and classroom tips.
Campus Learning Management System (LMS) Accessibility
- Accessibility Training for Instructors
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- Developing accessible websites
- Creating accessible documents (University of Washington)
- Creating accessible videos (University of Washington)
- Procuring accessible Information Technology
- Voluntary Procurement Accessibility Template (VPAT)
Campus computer labs
UWM’s Knowledge Base provides information regarding access to assistive technology and software in campus computer labs.
UWM’s Campus Technology website provides General Access Computer Labs/Lounges information.
Information regarding parking permits and access to local accessible transit can be found at the Transportation Services website.
University safety and assurances
UWM’s Emergency Preparedness Guide provides campus building evacuation procedures for people with disabilities.
For information about library services related to assistive technologies or accessing print and online materials, visit the UWM Libraries Accessibility Services and Resources page.
Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessibility Advisory Committee
The Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessibility Advisory Committee at UWM acts as an advisory body to the chancellor, provost and the ADA coordinator. The ADAAAC Committee also assists the university in continuing to develop a campus that is universally accessible while also overseeing ongoing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and applicable state and federal laws. Find out more at the ADAAAC Committee’s website.
Reporting web accessibility issues
If you cannot access content or use features on a UWM.edu website due to a disability, please report the web accessibility issue.