McBurney Disability Resource Center

The McBurney Disability Resource Center is a great place to work and gain valuable experience for your future career. The McBurney Center is a team-focused, collaborative environment that provides support services and resources to UW-Madison students with visual, learning, hearing, mobility, mental health, and chronic health disabilities. McBurney collaboratively works with students and instructors to provide and support effective student accommodations as well as creating an inclusive campus environment that allows students to engage, explore, and participate in the Wisconsin Idea.


  • Explores disability, accommodations, adaptive technology, and other resources.
  • Complete variety of learning experiences, including technology, federal legislation, accessible content, counseling skills, and interpersonal communication.
  • Review and apply health evaluation information in real-life situations.
  • Develop task management, organizational skills, problem-solving, and administrative skills.
  • Students will learn to effectively communicate about disability in the areas of higher education, law, and social justice.
  • Students will learn about adaptive technologies and create accessible course materials and content
  • Students will review and learn more about psychological and physical health assessments and evaluations
  • Students will interact with a variety of people and projects within the McBurney Center
  • Students will learn about the importance of advocacy
  • Computer Sciences and Assistive Technology
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Medical Field/Nursing
  • Education
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Policy Work
  • Social Work
  • Engineering
  • Health Advocacy
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Adaptive Sports