The University of Wisconsin, Madison is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive campus experience for all members of the campus community. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990 (ADA) provide that:
No qualified individual with a disability be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
These acts, as well as Wisconsin state law and UW System and UW-Madison policy, apply to virtually all aspects of campus activities, including employment, student programming, and services provided to the community at large.
UW-Madison has a rich history in providing access to individuals with disabilities, dating back to the arrival of WWII veterans attending campus on the GI Bill. The campus has a network of programs that address accessibility and accommodations for students, employees and visitors. To learn more about our campus’s history, view the McBurney Foundations Module #2.