COVID-19 Disability Services Updates

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Reducing barriers while increasing safety

Disability Services continues to work with students, faculty, and staff in creating accessible living and learning experiences for all who attend Stout. Our office is making adjustments that align with best practices and university guidelines for a safe and healthy fall. We will continue to make updates to this page as details become known and decisions are made regarding campus operations.

Operational Changes


Robert S. Swanson Library & Learning Center Building is scheduled to open on Monday, August 3rd, 2020.  

Staffing of the building is limited and reserved for essential employees and personnel who are returning to work in approved phases.

Disability Services staff will return on Monday, August 3 on a limited and rotational basis to maintain safe personnel occupancy limits.



Office Hours

Disability Services is virtually operational during normal business hours.

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday


Student appointments will continue through Microsoft Teams, even after the office reopens in August.

Students working with an access coordinator are encouraged to email with questions or schedule subsequent appointments.

To schedule an initial appointment, call or email the office.

Testing Center

You will receive an email from Disability Services after DS has approved space availability in the Testing Center.

Due to COVID19, the Testing Center has very limited space availability. The Testing Center is only able to test 5 individuals at a time in the morning and 5 individuals in the afternoon due to social distancing restrictions, extended testing times, and cleaning and disinfecting procedures.    

Our plan is to provide priority to testers who require the assistance of a staff member to start or complete their exams.

Faculty are encouraged to proctor student exams with ALL accommodations in place or provide the option of online testing.

Consider allowing flexibility in scheduling the time and/or the day of an exam to allow for greater scheduling in the Testing Center.