Student Disability Services
CWI is sensitive to and understanding of its responsibilities to equal access, accommodation, and support of individuals with disabilities. Staff and faculty alike provide resources, advocacy, and collaboration across our campus community. Student Disability Services (SDS) builds and maintains partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to promote an accessible, nondiscriminatory learning, teaching, and working environment meeting the needs and abilities of students with disabilities.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Student Disability Services is proactive in developing specialized accommodations to best support the abilities of each individual eligible for such services. Students with documented disabilities must self-identify to the SDS office and make a formal request for services in order to begin the intake process and identify appropriate accommodations.
Documentation and Request for Services
Students who may qualify for Student Disability Services are encouraged to begin the process as soon as possible by contacting One Stop Student Services to discuss admission to CWI and to make an appointment with a Disability Services coordinator. When a student wants specialized, disability-related support, documentation of the disability must accompany the request. The necessary documentation is most often an evaluation by an appropriate professional that describes the diagnosis and the current impact of the disability in a college setting as it relates to the needed accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are made in context with the goals and essential standards of the college program, course, etc., to which the student is requesting access.
In addition to the full spectrum of services available to all CWI students, eligible students may benefit from:
- Assistive Technology
- Disability Support Staff
- Test/Quiz Accommodations
- Classroom/Lab Adjustments
- Alternate Format
- Sign Language Interpreters
For additional information, students may also refer to the CWI Student Disability Services web page.
Most physical barriers have been eliminated through sound architectural planning. Students who need to utilize areas that are not accessible should contact the Student Disability Services office to make arrangements for unforeseen needed accommodations.
To schedule an appointment or request Student Disability Services (SDS), please contact the Nampa SDS office at 208.562.2447, the Boise SDS office at 208.562.2496, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For inquiries regarding Sign Language Interpreting services, please email email@example.com.
Documentation may be sent to: Student Disability Services, College of Western Idaho, MS 2800, P.O. Box 3010, Nampa, ID 83653 or sent via secure fax to 888.562.3216