Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR)
All faculty, staff, students and visitors across all U of I locations must use face coverings whenever in any U of I building, including during class. Students with a medical condition that is believed to affect their ability to comply with the face covering policy should complete a CDAR Application with medical documentation to request a reasonable accommodation.. Documentation should be on letterhead from a licensed professional, include the individual's diagnosis and functional limitations that limit the ability to comply with the face covering policy.
Students requesting accommodations due to a medical condition must complete the interactive process. The interactive process is a term used to describe the procedure for identifying need for accommodations due to disability/medical condition. This process is composed of the CDAR application, meeting with CDAR professional, and the submission and review of medical documentation related to the disability/condition. Completing the interactive process does not guarantee accommodations will be granted.
Students with a documented disability or medical condition that may put them at a greater risk of COVID-19, as identified by the CDC, should fill out a CDAR Application and provide medical documentation of the condition and concern to initiate the interactive process. Documentation can be attached to application, emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 208-885-9404. For more information on the application process, see our New Students page. After submitting documentation, call 208-885-6307 to schedule a meeting with a CDAR professional.
Students currently registered with CDAR needing to change or add accommodations due to COVID-19 should call 208-885-6307 to schedule a meeting with a CDAR professional. Additional documentation may be necessary.
Students without a documented disability or medical condition requesting accommodations for reasons related to COVID-19 should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-885-6307 and we can provide information or referral to who best to address your specific situation or concern. Students can also email email@example.com for general questions about the University resources related to COVID-19.
Instructors are able to review accommodation information through the CDAR Instructor Portal. Instructions on using the CDAR Instructor Portal as well as other resources can be found on our Faculty page.
Instructors with questions pertaining to BBLearn should contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Faculty and Staff with medical conditions or other risk factors should fill out this online form to begin the process of working with Human Resources to establish a flexplace plan.
Instructors wishing to teach remotely should work with their Dean to determine the appropriate steps.
Graduate Students requesting workplace accommodations due to COVID 19 should contact Human Resources.
CDAR ACCESS PORTAL
New Spring 2020 students who have previously had accommodations with CDAR can renew accommodations online through the CDAR Access Portal.
Login information is your UI NetID and password. The system is linked to DUO, so you will need your authentication method at hand. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org you have problems renewing previous accommodations.
Current and future students wishing to request accommodations can begin the process by filling out aCDAR Application. Once an application has been submitted, please call the CDAR office at 208-885-6307 to schedule an appointment.
Students wishing to make adjustments to previous accommodations should contact CDAR by email@example.com, calling 208-885-6307, or visiting our office in the Bruce Pitman Center room 127.
Students are asked to notify the Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR) as soon as possible to discuss disability-related concerns and needs. Call 208-885-6307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission and Vision
We adhere to the core understanding that disability is diversity and intrinsic to society. We provide equitable access to students with permanent and temporary disabilities for educational and college experiences. We promote self-advocacy by fostering an inclusive campus culture through collaboration and mutual respect for diverse learners.
CDAR envisions a culture which embraces the diversity of individuals with disabilities and provides seamless access and equity for all. We aspire to develop disability allies who incorporate best practices to ensure inclusivity by design.
Once a student's eligibility is established, CDAR staff and the student work together to formulate the academic accommodations each semester that will best assist the student in pursuing their academic goals.Accommodations are evaluated each semester to determine efficiency and usefulness.
CDAR periodically sends announcements via email. As a student registered with CDAR, you will be automatically added to our email list to receive announcements through your VandalMail email account. These may include CDAR events, registration information, scholarship opportunities, job announcements, campus road closures, elevator outages, or other pertinent information.
In general, disability documentation must be provided by a physician, psychologist, audiologist or other licensed professional appropriately qualified to diagnose the specific disability of the individual. If documentation is older than three years, students may be asked to obtain updated diagnosis documentation.
Documentation must include:
- For learning disabilities, a comprehensive assessment of aptitude/cognitive abilities and academic achievement and the resulting diagnostic report. A 504 or IEP is beneficial but is not a substitute for a psychological or psycho-educational evaluation.
- The particular diagnosis, including when the diagnosis was made and the likely duration of the disability
- Details of the student’s functional limitations created by the disability(s)
- Accommodations recommended for the student, along with explanations of why these accommodations would be useful.
Evaluators are encouraged to include appropriate medical reports, relevant medical history, test scores where applicable (especially for individuals with cognitive disabilities) and any other medical or educational data that would be useful in determining and providing appropriate accommodations and services.
Once students have been accepted into an academic program, they are encouraged to begin the process for obtaining accommodation(s). Review and development of accommodation(s) may take several weeks.
- Start the process of requesting accommodations before classes begin.
- Provide documentation to CDAR prior to the initial appointment to discuss accommodations.
Download and print our current Procedures for Requesting Accommodations.
The University of Idaho is committed to providing equal and integrated access for individuals with disabilities to all the academic, social, cultural and recreational programs it offers. This commitment is consistent with legal requirements, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and embodies the university’s historic determination to ensure the inclusion of all members of its communities.