ACCESSIBLE EVENT PLANNING AND OTHER RESOURCES
Creating accessible university and university-sponsored events are vital to UW-Madison’s mission and is an important, shared commitment of all members of the UW-Madison community. Use the following guides to design an accessible event, respond to accommodation requests, or handle assistance and services animals:
McBurney Disability Resource Center
The McBurney Disability Resource Center is the university resource to provide and coordinate accommodations for UW students, visitors, and program participants with disabilities. McBurney works with students, visitors, and program participants with physical, learning, hearing, vision, psychological, health and other disabilities substantially affecting a major life activity (e.g., walking, communicating, learning, seeing, breathing, reading, etc.). Many individuals have non-apparent disabilities such as depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, AD/HD and health conditions such as Crohn’s disease or fibromyalgia.
Learn more about services for prospective and enrolled students, visitors, or program participants with disabilities and resources for faculty and instructional staff by contacting the McBurney Center at:
Voice: (608) 263-2741, Text: (608) 225-7956, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who are also UW-Madison employees (e.g. student hourly, work study, teaching assistant) can request employee accommodations through the department in which they are employed.
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement
DDEEA and a network of Divisional Disability Representatives coordinate and arrange accommodations for employees with disabilities. Learn more about UW-Madison’s commitment to providing reasonable accommodations in the work place at:
Barbara Lanser, (608) 263-2407, email@example.com
Facilities Planning and Management
The Division of Facilities, Planning and Management addresses physical accessibility needs for the campus community. Information about accessible transportation and disabled parking, building access and accessible routes, accessibility of existing and new construction, snow removal services, the campus map and more can be found at UW-Madison Campus Accessibility Information or by contacting:
Top Tantivivat, (608) 263-3021, firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for User Experience
The Center for User Experience works with partners across the university to design a more accessible, usable digital campus. They are committed to helping you understand and take informed action on the needs of users. Check out Make it Accessible or get in touch with the Center through this Contact Form.
Disabilities Studies Initiative
The Disability Studies Initiative is home to a number of the university’s research and teaching activities in the field of disability.
Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Library Services related to research assistance, accessing print or online materials, and assistive technologies, visit the libraries’ disability and accessibility resources page.
Athletics Guest Services provides a variety of services to make Game Day accessible to every Badger fan. See the Facility Accessibility Guide for details on accessibility at the Kohl Center and Camp Randall.
Department of Kinesiology offers the Adaptive Fitness and Personal Training class designed for students with permanent as well as temporary disabilities looking to improve fitness and develop a healthy or healthier lifestyle.
Hoofers Accessible Sailing Club offers sailing instruction that stresses safety and fun and can be modified in numerous ways to fit individual needs.
Rec Sports offers Badgers Adapt, an event that gives athletes of all abilities an opportunity to participate in adaptive and Paralympic sports, events and activities.