Office of Legal Affairs


Disabilities (Students)

UWM is required to afford students with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in our programs.  Sometimes this requires providing such students with appropriate academic adjustments and auxiliary aids.  Examples of auxiliary aids that may be required are taped texts, notetakers, and sign language interpreters. UWM is not required to supply students with personal attendants, individually prescribed devices such as hearing aids and wheelchairs, or other devices or services of a personal nature.  


Overview from UW System General Counsel’s Office


UW System Board of Regents Policy 14-10 (Nondiscrimination on Basis of Disability)


UWM Student Accessibility Center


U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Guide

Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities


Federal Laws

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by entities which receive federal financial assistance


Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 


Prohibits disability discrimination by public entities


State Law

Wis. Stat. 36.12

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability