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Hours of Operation

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

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

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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.

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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.

ASL Interpreted Shows

-none scheduled at this time-

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

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RELEASE OF INFORMATION

ODS records are 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.

Get to know us

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Rian Gayle

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

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.”

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Alexis Larson

Administrative Program Specialist

“My goal is to model lifelong learning and provide support options for students with disabilities as they navigate college and beyond.”

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

ALYSSA HOOVER

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

ALEXIS LARSON

Administrative Program Specialist, Disability Services
503-838-8250 | larsonab@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 icon  ods@wou.edu

phone icon  503-838-8250