Office of Disability Services

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Our office in APSC 405 is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm

We are closed on all Campus Holidays

Contact Us

503-838-8250 (Voice)

503-512-5258 (VideoPhone)

503-838-8721 (Fax)

ods@wou.edu

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Mission Statement

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.

Federal Compliance Statement

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.

WOU Accessibility

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

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HOSTING ACCESSIBLE EVENTS

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.

Poster Statement

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 ods@wou.edu 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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RELEASE OF INFORMATION

ODS records are confidential; below, our Information Regarding Confidentiality and Privacy document includes the ODS Release of Information (ROI). A completed ROI allows ODS to share specified information with a designated entity, person or persons.

Note that records requests can take up to two weeks for processing.

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ASL Interpreted Shows

“She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen

Click here to access a JPEG flyer for all performances

  • Friday, November 18 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 pm

Visit the Department of Theatre and Dance’s website for more information

Get to know us

Rian Gayle smiling in front of greenery

Rian Gayle

he/they
Interim Director

“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.”

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Stacey Rainey

she/her
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.”

Alexis Larson

Alexis Morrison

she/her
Administrative Program Specialist

“As a higher education professional with a background in Disability Services, my goal is to model lifelong learning and provide support options for WOU students as they navigate college and beyond.”

Rose Heth

Rose Heth

she/her
Accommodations Coordinator

“I am committed to making sure that WOU students with disabilities feel safe, welcomed and supported throughout their time here by providing personalized support and appropriate accommodations.”

Staff

RIAN GAYLE

Interim Director, Disability Services
503-838-8250 | gayler@wou.edu | APSC 405

MERRYN GIVENS

Staff Interpreter/TypeWell Transcriber, Disability Services
503-838-8250 | givensm@wou.edu | APSC 405

ROSE HETH

Accommodations Coordinator, Disability Services
hethr@wou.edu

ALYSSA HOOVER

Staff Interpreter/TypeWell Transcriber, Disability Services
503-838-8250 | hoovera@wou.edu | APSC 405

ALEXIS MORRISON

Administrative Program Specialist, Disability Services
503-838-8250 | morrisona@wou.edu | APSC 405

STACEY RAINEY

Assistant Director, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Disability Services
503-838-8305 | raineys@wou.edu | APSC 405

SARAH RATTO

Staff Interpreter/TypeWell Transcriber, Disability Services
rattos@wou.edu

MICHAEL ROSE

Staff Interpreter/TypeWell Transcriber, Disability Services
503-838-8250 | rosem@wou.edu | APSC 405

STACEY STEVENS

Staff Interpreter, Disability Services
503-838-8250 | stevenss@wou.edu | APSC 405

This public directory does not include employees who have requested confidentiality. Please use the WOU internal directory to view all employees.

Contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS)

    • Email:  ods@wou.edu
    • Phone: 503-838-8250
    • Fax: 503-838-8721