A comfortable place for students with disabilities.
Access Services helps students blend what they know about themselves with appropriate accommodations to reduce barriers to learning. We strive to create an environment that empowers and supports students to reach their academic goals.
The college has a long history of serving students with a wide variety of disabilities, working to ensure each student has the reasonable accommodations and services they need to enjoy academic success. We can provide assistance on our main campus and at all of our regional locations.
To request disability support services, you are encouraged to make an appointment with the Manager of Access Services by clicking the link below or calling 608-785-9524.
Western Technical College strives to provide equal access to communication and information for students who are deaf/hard of hearing.
Interpreter Services is located in the Welcome Center on the main campus in La Crosse, but we provide services to our regional locations as well. Available services include:
- Sign language interpreting/transliterating
- Speech-to-text captioning (i.e. C-Print)
- Case management
- Test Accommodations
- FM system
- Smart Pens
- Multimedia captioning
- Tutoring through the Academic Success Center
- Other services or accommodations.
Any Western student with a hearing loss is eligible for these services. To request interpreter services please contact the Manager of Access Services to schedule an intake interview appointment, preferably before the semester begins. You will need to bring current documentation of your disability (i.e. audiogram). The provision of accommodations is based upon assessment of the current impact of the disabilities.
Access Services is located in the Welcome Center on the main campus in La Crosse, but we provide services to our regional locations as well. Available services include:
- Peer note-takers
- Enlargement of print materials
- Assistance at registration
- Test Accommodations
- Additional orientation to campus
- Adaptive equipment
To request disability support services, you must schedule an appointment with the Manager of Access Services. You will need to bring documentation of your disability (see guidelines below). At this meeting you will discuss the classes you have registered for and the accommodations you need. To ensure that support services are in place when classes begin, you should complete this process at least one month before entering Western.