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Accessibility Impacts

Click here to learn about current and/or ongoing construction projects, outages, etc. that may impact disability access.    

Students who need accommodations, classroom relocation, or other assistance should contact the DAC at DRSFrontDesk@wwu.edu or call 360-650-3083

Caring for Impacted Communities

We understand that many members of our community may be experiencing a range of emotions and challenges related to ongoing violence in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world. Our hearts go out to all those affected; our office is here to support you: More information and resources.  

Mold & Mildew in Housing

Condensation can lead to mold and mildew, so make sure you have continuous airflow within your space.

Do not panic if you find mold or mildew, it is most likely mildew rather than mold. Submit a ReADY request and staff will respond to your request accordingly. For more information on dealing with mold and mildew, please review this PDF: Mold & Mildew

DAC Access Manager Office Hours

Faculty and Students can reach Access Managers in-person or via Zoom during weekly office hours:

Events

Wilson Library 165 (Disability Outreach Center)
February 26, 2024, 12:00pm
VU 735 (Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room) & Online via Zoom
February 28, 2024, 12:00pm
Wilson Library 165 (Disability Outreach Center)
March 01, 2024, 2:00pm
Wilson Library 165 (Disability Outreach Center)
March 04, 2024, 12:00pm
VU 735 (Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room) & Online via Zoom
March 06, 2024, 12:00pm
Wilson Library 165 (Disability Outreach Center)
March 08, 2024, 2:00pm
Wilson Library 165 (Disability Outreach Center)
March 11, 2024, 12:00pm
Wilson Library 165 (Disability Outreach Center)
March 15, 2024, 2:00pm

Masking

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Masks are strongly encouraged in the DAC offices and Testing Center.  Masks available at door and upon request.

Talk to an access manager!

The DAC is open to in-person and for virtual appointments.  To schedule an appointment, call 360-650-3083 or email DRSFrontDesk@wwu.edu

Alternative Testing

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.  

If you're unable to schedule your DAC proctored exam, please contact the DAC at 360-650-7977 or studaff.dss.drs@wwu.edu.

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

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Disability Outreach Center

The Disability Outreach Center (DOC) is a resource for disabled students and allies. The DOC connects students with community resources, raises awareness, and advocates for disabled students’ human and civil rights.

Learn more about the DOC!