Masks are still required in the DAC offices and Testing Center. Masks available at door and upon request.
Emailing the DAC
When emailing the DAC, admitted students should use their Western emails. Email addresses sent to DAC from outside the University are more likely to be filtered into Junk. If you don't know how to check your Western email, click here for assistance.
DAC's general inbox can be reached at DRSFrontDesk@wwu.edu.
Talk to an Access Manager!
If you're approved for alternative testing accommodations, you must schedule your in-person tests 5 business days in advance of quizzes and/or midterms and 10 business days in advance of your final exam. Students applying reader/scribe accommodations must schedule all exams 10 business days in advance.
Students who submit late requests will be unable to test in the DAC with accommodations and will instead be required to test in the classroom without accommodation.
Welcome to the DAC!
DAC provides equal access to students with disabilities and acts in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Who is eligible to receive services through DAC?
Any student with a physical, neurological, psychological, or sensory condition that significantly interferes with learning or participation in classes and campus activities.
Accommodations are individualized for each student through an interactive process. The interactive process includes an Access Planning Meeting, a collaborative meeting between the Access Manager and the student. In the Access Planning Meeting, the student and Accommodations Manager discuss the ways in which the student experiences disability-related barriers in the context of education. We'll work together to identify appropriate accommodations and/or auxiliary aids that create equal access and may include:
- Books in Braille or electronic format
- Furniture and equipment
- Adaptive software
- ASL Interpreting