Disability Services for Students

302 Memorial Union Univeristy of Rhode Island Kingston, RI 02881

dss@etal.uri.edu – 401-874-2098

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Do you have a question about disabilities that you can’t find an answer to here?
Try the informational site, AskABLE by the University of Wisconcin-Stout.

You can search archives of questions and answers, or you can ask  a question at the site, and an expert on the topic will be identified, and an answer will be sought for you.

After reading about the service here, click on the link below to visit the site and ask your question. Let us know if this link is helpful for you.

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About the AskABLE Project

AskABLE is a component of the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Teachable Moments Project. Its goal is support of the recruitment, retention, and placement of students with disabilities to improve their educational outcomes. As an integral part of this project, faculty and students with disabilities are included in its creation, administration and implementation.

“AskABLE”, a site solely devoted to disability concerns is designed to answer questions with a human touch. Registered users can post a question, which is then routed to an “expert”  and response will be given in approximately 48 hours. Users wishing to use the site as resource can view the Question and Answer Archive and the Resource section.

Experts bring a combination of experience in ADA compliance, counseling, classroom accommodations, disability and rehabilitation research, employment, rehabilitation technology and teaching.

Software developed by Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) located at Syracuse Universities Information Institute, in New York, allow experts to share their knowledge. VRD is sponsored by the United States Department of Education. AskABLE is housed at Syracuse University and administered at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

The AskABLE project is funded by the United States Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.


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