The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides reasonable accommodations to ensure that students with disabilities have access to Western Oregon University (WOU) and its programs; through intentional interventions, programs, and services in order that WOU will meet federal requirements, encourage personal growth, and increase effective communication for our students.
The Office of Disability Services is the official University department to review and house disability documentation as designated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
Our office in APSC 405 is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm
We are closed on all Campus Holidays
We are also available through Google Hangouts!
If you would like us to reach out to you, please use the “For More Information” form and we will be in touch
Accessible Map (elevators, parking, ramps, and restrooms)
To request an interpreter, transcriber, or live captioning please fill out the Interpreter/Transcriber/Live Captioning Request Form
WOLF RIDE – Western Oregon University provides free, reliable, and accessible shuttle services to students
If you are hosting a WOU Event and have requested Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, please include the following statement to all advertisements: Captioning and ASL interpreters will be provided.
The statement below needs to be included on all advertisements for WOU events and gatherings:
“If you would like to request disability related accommodation(s) to participate in a WOU activity or event, please notify Disability Services (ODS) at 503-838-8250 or email@example.com at least three (3) business days in advance. For ASL interpreting, Typewell transcribing, or captioning services please complete the online request form.“
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ODS records are considered confidential; Information Regarding Confidentiality and Privacy includes the ODS Release of Information (ROI). A completed ROI allows ODS to share certain information with a designated person or persons.
Note that records requests can take up to 2 weeks for processing.
“Professionally I would like to become as versed as possible in a variety of disabilities and learn how to best provide services for each person in the post-secondary education environment.”
Assistant Director, Access & Inclusion
“My goal is to ensure that WOU is a place of great accessibility for our students so that they are able to learn as much as they can without barriers and graduate with good grades to be able to compete in a world that is generally inaccessible.”
Assistant Director, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
“My hope for WOU students is that they are able to experience equitable access in all areas during their time here such that WOU offers a place of growth, connection, and self-reflection.”
Administrative Program Specialist
“My goal is to model lifelong learning and provide support options for students with disabilities as they navigate college and beyond.”