Student Life


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:

    Students with disabilities : In accordance with University values and disability law, students with disabilities may request academic accommodations where there are aspects of a course that result in barriers to inclusion or accurate assessment of achievement. To file an official request for disability-related accommodations, please contact the Disability Resources in the Student Development and Success Center at 309-298-1884,   or in 125 Memorial Hall. Please notify the instructor as soon as possible to ensure that this course is accessible to you in a timely manner. 

  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].