The WSU Vancouver Access Center serves students with temporary, chronic or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory, or psychological disabilities by providing accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services that remove barriers to their education.
Our staff collaborates with each student individually to establish accommodations for the purpose of reducing environmental barriers impacting the student’s equitable access to campus facilities, programs and activities. We are available to address questions and assist with understanding of what accommodations are considered reasonable and equitable.
Examples of Accommodations and Services include (but are not limited to): alternative print media, alternative testing services, ASL interpreting, CART (real-time captioning) services, assistive technology and equipment, notetaking services and specialized furniture.
Request or renew approved accommodations
Login to your MyAccess Student Portal.
You will be brought to the standard WSU login screen. Enter your WSU Network ID and password and select “Login.” Your MyAccess dashboard will become available to you.
New to the Access Center?
Faculty and staff
To get information about accommodations, faculty responsibilities and frequently asked questions, please review the faculty and staff web page including:
- Reasonable Accommodation Syllabus Statement
- How to submit requests for Closed Captioning
- How to submit Alternative Testing agreements
- How to use the WSU Faculty Portal
Become a notetaker
Notetakers are WSU students who provide assistance to peers with disabilities. The Access Center has positions for WSU students available each semester. Notetakers upload the notes they take during lecture periods, sharing them with peers who are approved for notetaking accommodations. Notetakers may choose to be compensated or receive service letters.
Sign up to become a notetaker today! Enter your class information, and we will contact you when a position is open in one or more of your classes. For more information, write to Notetaking Services: email@example.com.
If you are hosting a WSU related workshop, activity or event, for the purpose of reducing environmental barriers impacting the student’s equitable access to campus facilities, programs and activities, we ask that you include the following statement on all flyers, virtual or public announcements:
"If you have a disability or condition that requires accessible materials, furniture, services or assistance, please complete the online event accommodation request form as soon as possible to help us better understand your specific access needs. We will make a good faith effort to fulfill all requests, however, because certain accommodations take time to coordinate, we ask that access requests be made at least 2 – 3 weeks in advance, if possible. If you have additional questions, contact the Access Center at 360-546-9238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org."
WSU Vancouver students who believe they have been discriminated against because of a disability may pursue a formal grievance/compliant through WSU’s Office of Equal Opportunity. Learn more about grievance procedures.
By order of the governor and due to COVID-19, the Access Center on the WSU Vancouver campus will be closed until further notice.
- Access staff will be working remotely from home until we are able to safely return to campus.
- All face-to-face meetings are happening through Zoom, phone or email.
- No tests proctored in person.
- Alternative Testing accommodations will still be given to students online (i.e. extended time added to Blackboard).
- Access Equipment is still being checked out, but students will need to make special arrangements for pickup.
- To schedule an appointment, check out or return equipment or for answers, contact the Access Center at email@example.com or 360-546-9238.