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Privacy Policy

This privacy statement applies to the ACCESS Main Street website, developed in the Rehabilitation Research Design & Disability Center (R2D2), Enderis Hall, Room 135, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53211-0413.

We respect your privacy. This is why we have taken the time to disclose our information collection practices and our privacy policy. Please take the time to review this document.

The R2D2 Center respects the privacy of users of its Web sites. R2D2 does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about visitors unless required to do so by law. The R2D2 Center automatically collects a limited amount of information about the use of its Web sites for statistical purposes, for example, to measure the number of visitors, the number of resources downloaded, etc. This information is useful for reporting to Project funding sources, such as the U.S. Department of Education, and may also be helpful when considering changes to make the site more useful to visitors.

The following information about users of the ACCESS Main Street Web site is collected and stored automatically:

  • The Internet domain from which a user has accessed the Internet.
  • The Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer that was used to access the Internet.
  • The name and version of the user's computer operating system and Internet browser.
  • The Internet address of the "referring" website, if a user comes to the ACCESS Main Street website from another website.
  • The date, time, and duration of the user's visit to the website, and the pages visited.

Federal government Web sites are generally prohibited from using persistent cookies and this site does not employ them. When inquiries are received by e-mail, the questions and the e-mail address of the sender are stored electronically to allow time for a response to be researched, written, and sent. Unless otherwise required by law, R2D2 will not identify anyone who sends questions or comments to its website. R2D2 does not collect information that will allow users to be identified personally unless they choose to provide such information.

If children send questions or comments to R2D2 web sites and include their name and/or home mailing address as part of their message, the information will be used only to respond to them personally. This type of information is optional, and the R2D2 Center suggests that children obtain their parents' permission before providing any information online, to the ACCESS Main Street Web site or any other Web sites.

The ACCESS Main Street Web site has links to many other Web sites. R2D2 cannot guarantee the privacy or security of information users provide to linked external Web sites.

We collect information for the following purpose(s):

  • Completing or supporting an activity
  • Website and system administration
  • Research, analysis, reporting

Information collected by our website is used by our organization only. Our website does not collect or store data that can identify its visitors.

If you believe that our website has collected incorrect information or if you would like to dispute any information, please contact us using the address at the top of this page.

Thank you.

It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability