Access Center

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.

COVID-19: Learn how the Access Center will deliver services

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.

MyAccess Login

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?

Learn how to get started with the Access application and documentation process. Submit the Access Center Student Application.

Faculty and staff

To get information about accommodations, faculty responsibilities and frequently asked questions, please review the faculty and staff web page including:

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: van.notes.access@wsu.edu.

Event acessibility

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 special materials, furniture, services or assistance, please complete the online event accommodation request form as soon as possible to help us better understand your specific needs.

If you have additional questions, contact the Access Center at 360-546-9238 or van.access.center@wsu.edu.”

Because certain accommodations take time to coordinate, we ask that announcements are shared well in advance so requests can be made as soon as possible. We will make a good faith effort to fulfill advance requests.

In addition to submitting your request form, you may contact the Access Center at van.access.center@wsu.edu or call 360-546-9238 to discuss your requests.

Grievance procedures

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.


COVID-19

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 van.access.center@wsu.edu or 360-546-9238.