Disability Resource Center

University Publications and Programs Disability Statements

Western Illinois University seeks to provide activities and programs that are inclusive to all participants. To ensure accessibility to all programs, courses and events, the following statements or similar derivatives are necessary for placement on all University publications, program announcements, brochures, flyers and syllabi. The host department, location, and telephone number is always included. Include text or fax telephones numbers when applicable.

  1. Publications shall include the following equal access statement:

    This document is available in alternative formats upon request by contacting (name, host department.) at (phone number, voice).

  2. Registration materials and program announcements, such as bulletins, flyers, brochures, letters, public service announcements, or other materials used to inform the public of the event or program must include the following statement:

    If there are accommodations that we need to provide in order to facilitate your full participation in this program/event, please contact (name, host department) at (phone number/voice). Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

  3. A designated deadline for submission may be included, but every effort must be made to accommodate if a request is made beyond the deadline.
  4. If an event includes a meal, the registration materials should include the following statement:

    If you have specific dietary requirements, please contact (name, host department) at (phone number/voice).

  5. A syllabus for a course shall include the following statement:

    In accordance with University policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), academic accommodations may be made for any student who notifies the instructor of the need for an accommodation. For the instructor to provide the proper accommodation(s), you must obtain documentation of the need for an accommodation through Disability Resource Center and provide it to the instructor. It is imperative that you take the initiative to bring such needs to the instructor's attention, as he/she is not legally permitted to inquire about such particular needs of students. Students who may require special assistance in emergency evacuations (i.e. fire, tornado, etc.) should contact the instructor as to the most appropriate procedures to follow in such an emergency. Contact Disability Resource Center at 298-2512 or disability@wiu.edu for additional services.

  6. Web pages that contain publications, forms or materials that may not be accessible to persons with disabilities should contain the following statement:

    If you need this content in an alternative format, please contact [name of individual] at [campus phone number and email].

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Info

Disability Resource Center
Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: disability@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Fax: (309) 298-2361