reduced distraction rooms

Our goal is to help all UT students grow as writers. Our space in the PCL Learning Commons has enabled us to expand the accommodations we can offer to students with disabilities. These accommodations include extra time for consultations and Reduced Distraction Rooms for a quieter consultation.

If you require accommodations, call us at 512-471-6222. You may also request an appointment by contacting the UWC at When you call or email, please let us know what accommodations you may need.

Some services do not require an accommodation letter. For example, if you need a Reduced Distraction Room for your consultation, you can request one when you arrive. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Accessible Software

You are welcome to bring a laptop with your preferred software. However, we offer the full suite of OS X Accessibility tools, including:

  • A screen reader
  • Screen captions and descriptions
  • Voice dictation
  • Keyboard speed controls
  • Sound cues through screen flashes
  • OS X’s voice recognition technology
photo of reduced distraction room

Extended Appointments

If you receive extended time on exams, you also qualify for extended time on consultations. We can provide 2 back-to-back 45-minute appointments. In order to reserve extra time, you will need to call us at 512-471-6222 to make your appointment. You will also need to upload an accommodation letter for the current semester that indicates that you are approved for extra time. The letter can be the same one you provide your professors. It will be kept in your profile on our secure appointment system.

If you require additional customized services, please bring a note from your instructor that explains what kind of assistance he or she is comfortable with having us provide.