Quad Cities Campus

Disability Resources

Western Illinois University is committed to justice, equity, and diversity. Providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities is a campus-wide responsibility and commitment in which Disability Resources plays a primary role. For further information, please visit the WIU-Macomb DR site. Please note that not all accommodations on the Macomb side are applicable to the QC campus. 

Disability Resources Mission

A commitment to equity, social justice, and diversity is embedded in the values of Western Illinois University. We recognize disability as a naturally occurring aspect of the diversity of life that is integral to society and to the campus community. To that end, Disability Resource Center partners with the University community to create environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable.1 We promote awareness and access through training, partnerships, innovative programs, and accommodations. 

1-Adapted from AHEAD "UDLI-endorsed" mission statement

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified students from discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures the provision of reasonable accommodations. DRC coordinates these accommodations and additional services for qualified students with disabilities enrolled at Western. While eligibility for services is determined on a case-by-case basis, listed below are examples of typical accommodations that students might receive.

  • Alternative testing arrangements (extended time, reduced-distraction environment, reader, scribe, etc.)
  • Alternative format for required course materials (Braille, E-Text, enlarged copies)
  • Accessible classroom furniture
  • Assistance requesting an accessible room in the residence halls
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Assistance with obtaining lecture notes
  • FM Assistive Listening equipment loan

Other Important Information 

Contact Information

For more information about Disability Resources at WIU-QC or to schedule an appointment:

Temia Rice
Associate Director of Student Services - QC

Email: t-rice@wiu.edu
Phone: 309-762-3999 Ext. 62309

Students, to schedule an appointment:

  • Visit the main desk in Riverfront Hall
  • Schedule via email (t-rice@wiu.edu)
  • calendly.com/temia-rice
  • VIRTUAL appointments are available!  Please email and indicate your preferred method - phone, Zoom, or Google Meet

*Please note that these links will redirect you to the Macomb page and you will no longer be on the QC page