The Disability Services (DS) Office collaborates with the University in its commitment to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity and to embrace access to the University of Wisconsin-Stout community as a matter of equity and inclusion.
It is the policy and practice of the University of Wisconsin-Stout to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding individuals with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. We partner with students with all types of disabilities including but not limited to psychological/mental health, ADHD, learning disabilities, physical health, deaf/hard of hearing, blind/low vision. We welcome all students with disabilities to seek our resources and services.
Disability Services maintains a student file which includes disability-related documents. Any disability-related documents are kept confidential and shared only with university personnel who are part of implementing accommodations or have responsibilities to ensure equal access.
Locations to Know on Campus
Disability Services Office
Our office is located on the first floor of the Robert S. Swanson Library & Learning Center, room number 120. From the front entrance of the library, you will take a right and follow a short hallway and then turn to the left where the front office door is located.
UW-Stout Sensory Space
The Sensory Space is a multi-sensory environment where the primary senses are stimulated through the use of sensory based materials such as white noise device with multiple sounds, a colored light and shape projector, textural 3-D artwork, and fidget devices.
The Sensory Space is designed as a distraction-reduced environment for students to relax and decompress. Students should limit the use of cell phone and laptop distraction to “unplug” and enjoy this sensory enhancing experience. Sensory equipment is intended to remain in the space, but Sensory Space visitors are welcome to take one of the small fidget items.
Sensory Space Location
Room 218 at the Robert S. Swanson Library & Learning Center.
A space for students with approved testing accommodations located on the second floor of the library.
Testing Center Location
Room 208 at the Robert S. Swanson Library & Learning Center. Please be mindful of noise and conversation levels when passing by or arriving at the Testing Center.