The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) provides faculty and staff support and education for working with students who have disabilities.


PROFconnect is an online and secure accommodation management portal for instructors at UWM. With PROFconnect, instructors can:

  • View a list of students with accommodation requests in their course.
  • Upload media and submit requests for captioning.
  • Complete, view, and edit testing agreements.
  • Securely upload exams and see when students have scheduled and/or taken exams.

Media Captioning

ARC provides post-production captioning services for faculty and staff using media that is not accessible (not captioned) as part of the course curriculum.

Accessibility Training for Instructors

While ARC does offer presentations on services for students with disabilities, faculty and staff may also take a self-paced course through Canvas.

The Accessibility Training for Instructors was developed by the Accessibility Resource Center and the Center for Excellence in Teaching to provide faculty and staff the resources they need to support students with disabilities and to make their course accessible for all students. The training and resources on accommodations includes education about Universal Design.

In addition to finding important resources in this Canvas course site, instructors who complete the course will also earn the UWM Certificate in Accessibility for Instructors. This certificate is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and formally verifies that you have completed this training. Earning the certificate is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to teaching and to our students at the university.