Current Students

Western Michigan University students with disabilities have access to:

  • Classroom accommodations
  • Collegiate resources
  • Community resources
  • Housing consideration
  • Peer mentor program
  • Temporary transportation

What are disabilities?

The following definition and explanation cover disabilities under the law

A person with a disability includes any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Some major life activities are walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, eating, and sleeping.

Types of accommodations may include but are not limited to:

Academic

  • Copy of lecture materials
  • Permission to record lectures
  • Test accommodations
  • Text material in alternate formats

Facilities

  • Adaptive computer lab
  • Classroom furniture
  • Provision for snow removal
  • Referral for library research and retrieval

Residential

  • Barrier-free rooms
  • Single rooms
  • Restroom facilities