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U of I's web-based retention and advising tool provides an efficient way to guide and support students on their road to graduation. Login to VandalStar.

Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR)

CDAR Access Portal

Students with approved accommodations can renew accommodations each semester, access notes, and schedule exams through the Access Portal.

CDAR Access Portal

CDAR Application

Whether you're a new or continuing student, the CDAR Application is the first step in requesting accommodations. 

CDAR Application

CDAR Instructor Access

Instructors can review accommodations assigned in their courses and provide proctoring instructions for the CDAR Testing Center.

CDAR Instructor Portal

COVID-19

CDAR will be transitioning to all appointments being conducted remotely (either by zoom or phone). Please email cdar@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-6307 if you need to contact CDAR.

Students

Students needing to change accommodations due to changes in course structure should contact CDAR by emailing cdar@uidaho.edu. CDAR Testing Services is closed for in person proctoring until further notice (as of 04/02/2020). Students should email cdar-testing@uidaho.edu with questions or concerns. For more information about CDAR's student services during this time please see our Students page.

Instructors

Instructors should remember that students' accommodations must still be met. Instructors are encouraged to review students' accommodation through the CDAR Instructor Portal. Instructors with questions pertaining to BBLearn should contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Instructions on using the CDAR Instructor Portal as well as other resources can be found on our Faculty page

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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 cdar@uidaho.eduif 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 emailingcdar@uidaho.edu, 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 cdar@uidaho.edu.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. The particular diagnosis, including when the diagnosis was made and the likely duration of the disability
  3. Details of the student’s functional limitations created by the disability(s)
  4. 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.

Contact Us

Bruce M. Pitman Center, Suite 127

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS-4257
Moscow, ID 83844-4257

Phone: 208-885-6307

Fax: 208-885-9404

Email: cdar@uidaho.edu

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Idaho Student Union Building Room 330

Mailing Address:
CDAR #4257

Phone: 208-885-9107

Email: ravenscholars@uidaho.edu

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