Disability Resources & Services
Procedures to Request Accommodations
Students with disabilities must self-identify to the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator and must submit written requests for accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids within a timely manner. Whenever possible, this request should be made prior to the beginning of the semester.
Accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids are determined on an individual basis and must be requested each semester of enrollment.
The following procedures can be found in Policy 123 of the Eastern Idaho Technical College Policies and Procedures Manual:
- Students requesting accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids must have a documented disability and must self-identify to the Disability Resources and Services (DRS) Coordinator.
- An in-take meeting will be scheduled at which time the following will take place:
- Students will be asked to describe their disability, the impact or barrier it has on their educational experience, and their past use of reasonable accommodations.
- Students may be asked to provide appropriate third-party documentation which helps to establish the presence of a disability. Should documentation not be available, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain this documentation at his/her own expense and provide it to the DRS Coordinator.
- Students will provide a written request of reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids being requested as well as a current class schedule.
- The DRS Coordinator will review the intake notes as well as third-party documentation to determine if the student has a disability and a barrier(s) to their academic experience.
- The DRS Coordinator and the student will meet to discuss the request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and the resulting decision.
- For approved accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids the DRS Coordinator will provide an accommodation letter for each of the student’s instructors. It is the student’s responsibility to deliver this letter to instructor/s.
- Should there be a disagreement with the DRS Coordinator’s decision the student should, within five days, submit a written appeal to the Vice-President of Instruction and Student Affairs. See Student Appeal Procedures in the Student Handbook. In the case of disability issues all written appeals should be submitted to the Vice-President of Instruction and Student Affairs.
Reasonable accommodations are determined on an individual basis. No student has a right to any particular accommodation except those needed to properly address the disability. Such accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Textbooks in an alternate format
- Note takers
- Use of tape recorder in class
- Extended time for exams and quizzes
- Distraction-reduced room with proctor for exams
- Reader and/or scribe for exams
- Use of word processor for essay exams
- Oral tests
Preparing for Postsecondary Education
The U.S. Department of Education publishes a free brochure Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities. This brochure can be downloaded or ordered online from www.edpubs.org
John E. Christofferson Building, Room 339
Irene Jones, Coordinator,
(208) 524-3000 ext. 3376