Each week we will be highlighting a new opportunity that Economics majors often ask about as a way to deepen their Wisconsin Experience. This week we are highlighting the McBurney Disability Resource Center.
McBurney Disability Resource Center
The McBurney Disability Resource Center is the office for students with disabilities and classroom accommodations on the UW-Madison campus. As part of the student accommodation process, they work collaboratively with students and instructors to provide and support effective student accommodations.
They work with over 2600 students annually, and partner with students, instructors, staff, student organizations, and others throughout the campus and community. Whether you are a student or instructor, are new to campus or are already quite familiar, have a long history of accommodations, or are just exploring disability-related accommodations for the first time, you are encouraged to learn more about the center!
Check out McBurney Connect to help you understand the options you have to get started. While the Fall 2020 term is well underway, it’s not too late to talk to a McBurney advisor about future accommodations for Fall or Spring. You will notice there are a variety of conditions you may fall into, or what you’re experiencing is undiagnosed, use this reference when applying for accommodations or when talking to an advisor. You can also see what accommodation options McBurney offers here.
Note that requesting accommodations, and getting approval can take possibly weeks, so act now if you think you need accommodations.
Apply to be a Notetaker! Notetakers must be a UW-Madison student currently enrolled in the class for which they are requesting a notetaking assignment. The first part of the process is to let the McBurney Disability Resource Center know that you are interested in being a notetaker and which classes you could provide copies of your notes. As part of the application, you can elect to get paid for your notes or to be a volunteer.
McBurney also offers resources to assist with easier living for qualifying students. These additional resources include transportation, housing, and personal care!