The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) follows strict policies and procedures to ensure quality service for students with disabilities who are registered with our office.
Appeal Procedure for Accommodation Decisions
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is committed to providing equal access to all of its programs, services and activities for individuals with disabilities. UWM’s Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) facilitates this commitment for enrolled students by verifying a student’s disability and identifying the reasonable accommodation(s) that should be provided to the student or that are otherwise necessary to ensure equal access.
This Appeal Procedure is intended to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints involving disability determinations or accommodation decisions made by ARC.
Authorization for Release of Confidential Information
When students applying for accommodations would like to release any medical records to ARC as supporting documentation, students may download, complete, and submit the Authorization for Release of Confidential Information. If students would like to allow ARC to discuss any documentation or accommodation plans, etc. with a parent or guardian (or other individual), the student must complete the ARC Authorization for Release of Records form and submit a copy to ARC to keep on file.
Policy for Confidentiality and Disclosure of Disability Information
The Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) is the office at UWM that is responsible for collecting and holding disability related information for students with disabilities who request accommodations. This information, from an appropriate source, is used for establishing the student’s eligibility for academic or housing accommodation(s) and is treated as confidential. Information will not be released without the student’s signed consent.
Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities and UWM faculty and staff have rights and responsibilities in the accommodation process.
E-Forms / Student Rights and Responsibilities for Use of Accommodations
Academic Flexibility – Attendance
The rights and responsibilities of students who are approved for academic flexibility in relation to attendance policies.
Academic Flexibility – Due Dates
The rights and responsibilities of students who are approved for academic flexibility in relation to assignment due dates.
The rights and responsibilities of students eligible for alternate formats are described in the alternate format policies and procedures.
Audio Recording E-Form
Appropriate use, rights and responsibilities of students eligible for notetaking tools with audio recording features are described in the audio recording policies and procedures.
Communication Access E-Forms
Appropriate use, rights and responsibilities of students eligible for sign language interpreting, real-time captioning, and cued speech transliteration are described in the communication access policies and procedures.
The rights and responsibilities of students eligible for notetaking services are described in the notetaking policies and procedures.
Expectations and guidelines for students utilizing test accommodations are described in the testing policies and procedures.