Student Accessibility Services: New name, same services

Disability Services has officially changed its name to Student Accessibility Services. Please check out their new website. Faculty and instructional staff will find helpful syllabi statements that can be cut and pasted into courses. For examples of written statements, visit this website. Please welcome new employee, Officer Manager Erin Beres. For any questions, the new office is email is sas@uwgb.edu.

New name, same services, but bringing accessibility to a higher level!

Starting in January 2021, the Disability Services Office will change its name to Student Accessibility Services (SAS). As part of the University Inclusivity and Student Affairs Division, SAS continues to strive for inclusivity and we hope the modernization of the name change will encourage more student to utilize our services for access. “We are excited to move accessibility to a higher level especially now that the Chancellor has approved the Information Technologies Accessibility Policy,” said Director Lynn Niemi. “UW-Green Bay is committed to ensuring that its information technologies are accessible in conformance with the federal and UW System accessibility policies and guidelines. In addition, SAS is excited to welcome the newest member to our team, Erin Beres, office manager, who started Dec. 14.”

Clear masks available through a request form

If you are instructing a course or have frequent interaction with a deaf or hard of hearing student, clear masks are available. Please visit the Disability Services or Provost’s website to complete the request form. Masks will be mailed through interoffice mail or can be picked up by appointment in the Disability Services’ office. If you have any questions, please contact Disability Services at dis@uwgb.edu or ext. 2841.

 

How to work with all – including students with neurodiversity

Join the Office of Disability Services Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to learn more about Neurodiversity, one of the most popular talks at the 2020 IDI! Each year students disclose that they are neurodiverse to faculty and staff, often in the context of seeking assistance. Neurodiversity may include individuals that experience the Autism spectrum, ADHD (Combined presentation, Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive Presentation, Predominately Inattentive Presentation), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Tourette’s Syndrome and more. This session will focus on discussing tools for faculty and staff to utilize to have effective, clear, and supportive conversations for neurodiverse students. After this presentation faculty and staff will be able to respond to a student that discloses a disability and be able to identify different university and community resources. Sign-up, here. If you have any questions please email Mary Kate Ontaneda ontanedm@uwgb.edu

 

Disability Services is hosting a ‘meet and greet’ and learn more about ‘ACCESS’

The Disability Services staff invites faculty and staff to stop by the office (Student Services Building, Room 1700) during one of our “meet and greet” sessions. Please stop by to meet James Zarling, accommodations coordinator, who started in June. During this time, faculty and instructional staff will be able to refresh or learn more about ACCESS, the case management/disability notification system. If interested, you will be shown how to access the Faculty Portal to see the students and academic accommodations requested in each of your classes and address any questions you may have. Meet and greets are:

  • Wednesday, August 21, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 28 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, August 29 1:30 to 3 p.m.

 

Campus Cupboard accepting donations

Please consider picking up one or a few of the needed items below to provide for students through the Campus Cupboard. Donations may be dropped off at marked boxes located in Student Life, Dean of Students office in the University Union, seventh floor of Cofrin Library, Disability Services, Health and Counseling, third floor Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Suite C, GBOSS and Career Services. If you would like to make a donation to the Campus Cupboard Fund, please visit the online donation page to do so. Make sure to select Campus Cupboard from the drop down menu. You can also drop off a check to the Advancement Office, located in CL805.

Food items in need:

  • Hot and cold cereal
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Pastas
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned meals/soups (vegetarian and meat)
  • Rice and brown beans
  • Pancake mix and syrup (including sugar-free)
  • Jams/jellies
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned low syrup fruits

 Hygiene items in need:

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap

Thank you to Trick or Treat Challenge supply drive participants

Here are the results from the Tick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard:

  • First place: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with 425 items collected
  • Second place: University Union with 344 items collected
  • Third place: UREC with 272 items collected

The Disability Services Offices thanks the following offices who participated in the Trick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard: College of Science, Engineering and Technology, College of Health, Education and Social Welfare, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University Union, URec,  Cofrin Library, Human Resources, Student Life, Career Services and the Pride Center. In total, 1,931 food and household items were collected!

Take part in the Trick or Treat Challenge for the Campus Cupboard

Disability Services challenges all departments to donate items to the Campus Cupboard. Departments, units and programs on the Green Bay Campus are challenged to gather items from the list and at noon, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, the items will be tallied by an impartial team. If you are interested in participating, please email Disability Services, dis@uwgb.edu with a contact name and where the donations will be located and you will receive a flyer for display. The winner of the challenge will house the Service Challenge Trophy until the next challenge! Stop by Disability Services to view the trophy. The Campus Cupboard is in need of the following: soup, peanut butter, jam/jelly, hot cereal, pasta, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, tuna, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo and cleaning supplies. Questions about the Campus Cupboard? Contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Disability Services announces ACCESS availability

Disability Services is happy to announce that the final component of ACCESS is in place.  Starting this fall, the Faculty Portal will be available to all instructors.  It will give faculty and instructional staff the ability to find out which students, in which classes have accommodations. In this final phase Testing Agreements will be an important function to learn. Testing Agreements are between the student and instructor that will help ensure that the exact same procedure in the classroom will be upheld in the testing center. Disability Services will be holding a series of open clinics for faculty and instructional staff to stop by and learn how to use these components. Please stop by for one or all of the following clinics:
-Tuesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
-Thursday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
-Wednesday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
-Friday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

If you are unavailable for any of these sessions, please contact Disability Services to schedule another time at dis@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2841.