It’s something most students are aware of through a few lines on a syllabus or a brief mention in lecture, but for scores of other students, the McBurney Center is a lifeline to ensure academic success on the UW-Madison campus.In accordance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the McBurney Center works to determine whether students meet the legal standards for possessing a disability.The center arranges for a vast array of accommodations, including supplying sign language interpreters, braille and note-takers, providing closed captioning of media used in classes and making arrangements for test taking.Additionally, the center will collaborate with University Housing and other departments to arrange accommodations for students, such as modifying dorm rooms.“We’re working with the student to figure out what they need to have reasonable accommodations and equal access in the classroom,” said McBurney Center Director Cathy Trueba.
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Students at large research universities often feel distanced from their professors, and vice versa. But a new program introduced at UW-Madison aspires to change the structure of teaching and learning on big campuses.
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