Training

Learn how to create a more accessible UW-Madison.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive university experience for all people, including people with disabilities. These training resources can help you further understand disability, accessibility, and design accessible experiences.

Disability Training Series

A McBurney Disability Resource Center professional development course about disability rights and laws, the founding of the McBurney Center, student accommodation policies, and access and accommodations for students with disabilities at UW-Madison.

Enroll for Foundations disability training series in Canvas

For: All UW-Madison faculty and staff, managers/supervisors, those interested in making a more accessible university.

Disability & Ableism Awareness Training

This training offers an exploratory, free Canvas course open to all students, faculty, and staff at UW–Madison that delves into disability considerations in business and operational decisions, our shared responsibility as a university, and inclusive best practices to avoid ableism.

Canvas Course

The Disability and Ableism Awareness Canvas course is available for free as a self-guided training for all students, faculty, and staff at UW–Madison and provides training in inclusive language usage, disability cultural awareness, and identifying and avoiding ableism.

Access your training if you are already enrolled.

Enroll in the Canvas course

For: All UW-Madison faculty and staff, managers/supervisors, those interested in making a more accessible university.

Facilitated Trainings

Sign up for this synchronous workshop offered in partnership with the Office of Human Resources. This guided training is offered approximately 4-6 times per year.

Select “Perspectives” from the list provided in the link below to view upcoming sessions of this training.

Enroll in the Perspectives course

For: All UW-Madison faculty and staff through the Inclusion@UW professional development series through the Office of Human Resources.

Additional trainings offered

In-person training

Request training in-person through the McBurney Center, or by contacting the ADA Coordinator.

Request in-person training

For: All UW faculty and staff, managers/supervisors, those interested in making a more accessible university.

Supervisor training

Recognize when an employee needs an accommodation, how to navigate the process, support your employee, and FMLA and Worker’s Compensation through this training series.

Sign up for disability accommodation training for supervisors

For: Management and supervisors.

Creating accessible digital experiences

Explore self-guidance material about how to make your digital experiences more accessible.

The web is all about providing access, information, and opportunity to as many people as possible. It is only right that the University community fosters inclusivity, and works to ensure that all can participate.

Make It Accessible guidance

  • Websites, applications, and other web content
  • Course materials
  • Documents
  • Emails and other communications
  • Video and audio content
  • Presentations
  • Hybrid meetings
  • Writing and content design

Creating accessible in-person experiences

Self-guidance material including planning accessible events, tagline statements, accommodation requests,

sign language interpreters, and captioning.

Contact

Phone

(608) 265-4508, Relay calls accepted

ADA Coordinator
361 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706