Disability Resource Services
Due to the COVID-19 related campus closures, Disability Resource Services will be unable to meet face-to-face during this time, but will be able to support students and faculty via email, phone, or a virtual meeting. Please don’t let this stop you from reaching out - our talented DRS experts are here to support you! Call (608) 246-6716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment or for general questions.
Accommodations that were approved for spring semester 2020 are still in effect in the online format, but in some cases specific accommodations may be provided differently than in face-to-face courses. DRS is committed to maintaining an interactive, effective process with students and faculty in these situations.
Specific Accommodation Support
The Accommodated Testing Coordinator is available for support with testing.
The Note-Taking Coordinator is available for note-taking or note-taker questions.
The Sign Language Interpreting Coordinator is available or questions regarding sign language interpreting services
The Closed Captioning Coordinator is available for questions related to required accessible video content for your course(s).
The Assistive Technology Coordinator is available for support for software such as Kurzweil 3000 and Firefly and direct support for faculty that have a blind or visually impaired student or student with complex communication barriers in your course(s).
Disability Resource Services (DRS) creates conditions that empower and support students with disabilities to reach their chosen learning goals. DRS works in partnership with faculty, staff and wider communities on behalf of students with disabilities. Our mission is to ensure equal access to all programs at Madison College. We also support students through a variety of other non-mandated services to encourage successful completion of their education.
Guidelines for Technology Access
Madison Area Technical College is committed to providing equal access to website, information technology, instructional material including video and other multimedia products.
Madison College will:
Use hardware and software products that promote universal and disability access
Design and implement digital technologies in instructional and work environments that accommodate all users.
Use and purchase multimedia and video materials that are accessible (captioned).
Follow the Federal 508 standards in regards to web accessibility. Create internal and external web pages that improve accessibility for all, including those with disabilities.
Strive to use concepts of Universal Design when purchasing, developing and updating informational technology, instructional media and other materials. College council 6/17/08