Services & Accommodations
Disability Services can provide assistance to disabled students in many different ways. Our staff has been trained to provide the most suitable accommodations for any given disability.
Listed below are a few examples of how our program may assist you as a student with a disability, all accommodations are based on eligibility. Consult your advisor to best identify your specific needs.
Disability Services uses the latest in adaptive technology and assistive devices. We have a wide range of computer systems adapted to the specialized needs of people with visual impairments and other disabilities. For example, for hearing impaired students, real-time captioning can be used right in the classroom.
Here are a few examples of some of the latest and greatest innovations in accessible technology. In some cases, a related or similar device is available for student use at WSU. But not always!
Options for adapting curriculum for students include:
- Raised line drawings for graphs and figures
- Altering the location of lab equipment or classrooms
- Assistance with operating specialized equipment (in some instances)
Reading services are available for students who have reading impairments. These services include:
- Access to the Kurzweil 3000 system as well as recorded textbooks
- Course handouts
- Readers to help with tests (see below).
- When necessary, assistance is available upon request for library research
Some disabilities may require necessary testing accommodations. These accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Time modifications
- Reduced distraction room
- Exams in alternate formats
Interpreting and captioning services are available for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. These services are available in the classroom and in-curriculum related situations. We provide American Sign Language interpreters as well as transcription services on request.
Disability Services provides tutoring referrals as needed. Weber State University (WSU) has a range of tutoring services which are available to all students, free of charge. For further information, contact Tutoring Services to find out what is available for you.
Disability Services can provide guidance regarding accessible routes and, in case of construction, available alternatives. When necessary, the Disabilities Services may arrange to relocate courses to more accessible locations. Most classrooms are fully accessible; however additional accessible seating can be arranged upon request.
The WSU shuttle is fully accessible and available, free of charge, to all students. Stops are located at the Dee Event Center and Stewart Library.
Parking questions should be addressed to WSU Parking Services 801-626-6533.
Students with disabilities can request priority registration and/or registration assistance based upon need.
Cooperative Education Placement
Disability Services can help students with disabilities identify cooperative education opportunities. These placements are closely coordinated with appropriate academic departments on campus enabling students to receive college credit for work performed. Our office also works with various external agencies to locate potential work experience and opportunities for our students.