How to request an accommodation

How students, employees, visitors, and program participants can request an accommodation at UW-Madison.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive campus experience for all students, employees, and guests, including people with disabilities.


The McBurney Disability Resource Center is the office for students with disabilities requesting classroom and other accommodations.

Request a student accommodation

Employees and applicants

Employees with disabilities and job applicants are supported through the campus network of Divisional Disability Representatives.

Request an employee accommodation

Visitors and program participants

How visitors with disabilities, including guests can seek accommodations to participate in programs, activities, and services at UW–Madison.

Contact the ADA Coordinator

Division of Extension program participants

The Division of Extension’s Access Consultant assists participants seeking a reasonable accommodation for Extension’s services, programs, and activities.

Request an Extension program accommodation

What is an accommodation?

A reasonable accommodation is an auxiliary aid, service, adjustment, or modification to ensure individuals with disabilities are not denied or excluded from the benefits of a course, activity, service, program. In employment, it is a modification of a job or work environment to allow for essential job functions to be performed.


  • Additional testing time
  • Note-taking
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Sign-language interpreting
  • Captions

The appeals process

The university offers an appeals process for individuals with disabilities who are denied an accommodation through the Office of Compliance.