University of Wisconsin–Madison


  • Campus

    Disability Accommodation

    The McBurney Disability Resource Center is the primary campus resource to provide and coordinate accommodations for UW students with disabilities. Learn more about services for prospective and enrolled students with disabilities and resources for faculty and instructional staff or contact the Center at:

    Voice: (608) 263-2741
    Text: (608) 225-7956
    702 W. Johnson Street, Suite 2104
    Madison, WI 53715

    The Office for Equity and Diversity 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, OED Disability Coordinator
    Voice: (608) 263-2407
    183a Bascom Hall
    500 Lincoln Dr.
    Madison, WI 53706

    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, Facilities Access Specialist
    Voice: (608) 263-3021
    Room 450
    30 N Mills St
    Madison, WI 53715

    The Division of Information Technology offers resources and training to ensure campus technology is accessible and usable by all. Visit DoIT Accessibility to learn more.

    Academic Research

    The Disability Studies Initiative is home to a number of the university’s research and teaching activities in the field of disability

    UW-Madison 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.


    UW Athletics Guest Services provides a variety of services to make Game Day accessible to every Badger fan. See the Kohl Center Accessibility Guide and the Camp Randall Accessibility Guide for details.

    UW 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.

    UW 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.

  • Madison

    Access to Independence provides resources, services, and advocacy for people with any type of disability, and of any age.

    City of Madison Commission on People with Disabilities recommends policy to the Mayor, Common Council and Department of Civil Rights in all areas that affect people with disabilities and their families.

    Disability Pride Madison is a lively community of people with various abilities, identities and beliefs, who share a passion for promoting disability pride.

    Disability Rights Wisconsin is a private non-profit organization designated by the Governor of Wisconsin to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change.

    Family Support and Resource Center assists children and youth with disabilities in Dane County to live at home with their families as valued and participating members of the community.

  • Wisconsin

    Independent Living Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that provides information about resources for independent living.

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services Index of Disability Programs

  • National

    ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.”

    Association on Higher Education and Disability is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education. provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

    Great Lakes ADA Center is a member of the ADA National Network funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), a division of the US Department of Education. The Center provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

    HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center is a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

Questions? Contact:

Cathy Trueba, MA
ADA Coordinator
Email: or
Voice: (608) 265-3259; Relay calls accepted
Office of Compliance
361 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706