Procedures 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) 535-5314.

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:

Rights and Responsibilities of the College

Rights and Responsibilities of the Student

Dan Bruderer, Coordinator
Alexander D. Creek Building #5, Room 591
(208) 535-5462
dan.bruderer@cei.edu