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Disability Resources & Services

Procedures for Students to Request Accommodations

Students having questions about accessibility or wishing to request reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids as indicated in the ADA/ADAAA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, should contact the Disability Resources and Services Office, located in Room 586 or by calling (208) 535-5468.

It is essential students with disabilities self-identify and 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 start of the semester. Accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids must be requested each semester of enrollment. Students requesting accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids must follow these procedures:

  1. 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.
  2. An in-take meeting will be scheduled at which time the following will take place:
    1. The student will be asked to describe their disability, the impact or barrier it has on their educational experience, and their past use of reasonable accommodations.
    2. The student 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.
    3. Student will provide a written request of reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids being requested as well as a current class schedule.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 of the DRS Coordinator.
    1. 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) and discuss with them the implementation of accommodations.
  5. Should the student disagree 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.

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 and its barriers. Such accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Textbooks in an alternate format
  • Note takers
  • Use of tape recorder or other auditory recording device 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

Rights and Responsibilities of the College

  • To maintain the College's integrity and academic standards.
  • To assure all students equal access to participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the College.
  • To publish written procedures for students to follow when requesting reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids.
  • To publish a written appeals process for students to follow when a written request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids has been denied.
  • To maintain confidentiality (to the extent permitted by law) of all requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids.
  • To provide information in alternate formats in a timely manner.
  • To contact professional resources to discuss a student's request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids. The College must obtain a student's written request to do so.
  • To refuse to grant a request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids when insufficient documentation is provided; when the essential content of a course or program would be altered by that accommodation, academic adjustment, and/or auxiliary aid; or when an undue financial burden is presented to the College.
  • To ensure that no employee or representative of the College engages in retaliatory conduct against a student who exercises his/her rights under the ADA.

Rights and Responsibilities of the Student

  • Are entitled to equal access to participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the College.
  • Must meet the College's admission standards as outlined in the current catalog.
  • Must, in a timely manner, self-identify as a student with a disability seeking reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and, when requested, provide written documentation from a licensed professional.
  • To rescind in writing at any time written permission given to the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator to acquire or share confidential information.
  • To provide course instructors the letter from the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator which outlines approved accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids.
  • To appeal in written form any request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids denied by the DRS Coordinator.
  • To notify the DRS Coordinator should any problems with requested and approved accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids arise during the semester.
  • To expect that no employee or representative of the College engages in retaliatory conduct against a student who exercises his/her rights under the ADA/ADAAA.
  • To report any such retaliatory conduct to the Vice-President of Instruction and Student Affairs who will then conduct an investigation.
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