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*Nov. 18, 2020 – Dec. 2, 2020, the Office of Disability Services is open remotely; our physical office is closed*

503-838-8250 (Voice) | 503-838-8721 (Fax) | ods@wou.edu | We are also available through Google Hangouts!

 

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.

General 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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Accessibility Poster  Statement

 

“If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Western Oregon University class or activity, please notify the Office of Disability Services at 503-838-8250 or ods@wou.edu at least 3 business days in advance. To request an interpreter or live captioning, please fill out the WOU ONLINE ACCESS: Interpreter/Transcriber/Live Captioning 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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Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm

*Nov. 18, 2020 – Dec. 2, 2020 open remotely; physical office closed* 

Our office in APSC 405 is open Monday through Thursday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-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

For More Information:

Get to know us

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Malissa Larson

Director

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.

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Rian Gayle

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.

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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

Accommodations Coordinator, Disability Services
503-838-8250 | gayler@wou.edu | APSC 405

MERRYN GIVENS

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

ALYSSA HOOVER

Staff Interpreter, 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

MALISSA LARSON

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

STACEY RAINEY

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Coordinator, 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, 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

Request ASL Interpreting,  Captioning, and/or TypeWell Transcribing Services