Students with Disabilities
The Student Accessibility office provides transition services, academic support and academic counseling/case management services, along with certification forms, for students with disabilities. Our staff works closely with program counselors, faculty, advisors, mentors and other college staff to assist students in addressing academic and program needs while keeping the disability information confidential (unless written permission is obtained).
Recognizing the vocational, career and learning needs of each and every student, WCTC and the Student Accessibility office are committed to providing academic and support services to students with disabilities. The college is dedicated to:
- Establishing adult-to-adult rapport
- Creating an environment that fosters participation
- Facilitating adult independence
- Providing services to accommodate individual differences
Reasonable Accommodation Process
Students who have a documented disability should set up a meeting with the transition/retention specialist or the director of Student Accessibility to review the documents and discuss the needs for special accommodations. Please note: it may take additional time - in some cases, up to a semester - to plan for some auxiliary aids, depending on the type requested.
Who we Serve
The Student Accessibility office staff coordinates a wide range of support services to meet the needs of students with many types of disabilities. Find your disability below and follow the link to see what forms we need completed before we can effectively serve you.
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Physical Disability and Functional Limitations Due to Medical Condition
- Psychological Disability
If you are uncertain which form applies to you and your individual disability needs, please feel free to contact the Student Accessibility Office and we can assist you.
Transition Services Aid in Bridging Gaps
Transition services serve to help students from one stage of their education and training to another by:
- Providing high schools with information on college programs and services.
- Communicating with parents, teachers, students and service providers.
- Assisting students with program selection and supportive services.
- Developing a checklist for students in high school who are interested in attending WCTC and receiving assistance based on a documented disability.
Transition services are available to individuals with disabilities who are current high school students or recent high school graduates to explore education and training options at WCTC.
Services Available Include:
- Campus tour days
- Support services
- Application process
- Individual/group presentation
- Career planning
- Registration assistance
- Liaison with community agencies/high schools
- Testing accommodations on the WCTC admissions test
- Assistance with setting up academic support services
- Assistance with adaptive equipment
- Classroom accommodations
For Transition Services Information
Phone: 262.691.5210 or 262.691.5281
Wis Relay: State Relay System - 711
Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act
WCTC will not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission, access or treatment of students in its programs or activities. WCTC will provide reasonable accommodations to assist students with disabilities.
Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer/Educator
Special accommodations are available if they are necessary. Please contact WCTC 72 hours before an event to make special arrangements.
Academic Support Builds Student Success
Students receive instructional assistance in the Learning Place from teachers who are certified and experienced in working with a range of disabilities. Learning is organized in small-group settings using tests and resources from the specific course. Students are referred to Academic Support through the Student Accessibility office or WCTC faculty.
Academic Counseling/Case Management Helps Support Vocational Choices
Counseling and case management services provide help with program selection, accommodations and on-going support for students with disabilities.
For current high school students or recent graduates, the following staff will facilitate transition services:
Students will learn about the college, as well as how to access programs and services, secure reasonable accommodations and how to obtain support services.
For students who have been out of high school for three or more years, the case manager for Students with Disabilities assists with the pre-admission process, program enrollment and program completion. The case manager also provides students with general information about WCTC and its programs, and helps them access support services and secure reasonable accommodations.
"An electronic book, e-book, eBook, digital book, or even e-edition, is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices."
Please fill out the E-book Agreement.
Sr. Educational Assistant:
- After receiving the student's current semester schedule, determine book format options through WCTC bookstore (some books come with e-texts/e-book access included with purchase of the physical text).
- If there is not an e-option included via the bookstore, determine electronic availability of text via Access Text and/or Coursesmart, taking into account students' individual accessibility needs and what software they will need to access and use e-books.
- Discuss options with student and if student will be using a scanned copy of the text they must sign the User License Agreement and show proof of purchase of each book they are receiving a scanned copy of. Even if WCTC already has an electronic PDF copy of a text, permission must still be requested through Access Text to redistribute the alternative text to each additional student that will use a copy of the book.
- If they will be purchasing an e-book through Coursesmart they must sign up for an account and notify Coursesmart that they will be using the accessibility features of the e-text.
- Train students on any screen reader, Adobe reader and any other software they may be using to access their e-texts.