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At the Center for Disability Access and Resources (CDAR), our goal is to provide services and support to ensure students are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at the University of Idaho.

Students are asked to notify CDAR as soon as possible to discuss disability-related concerns and needs. Call 208-885-6307 or email

Available Accommodations

Students may take exams at the CDAR office. Accommodations may vary for each individual depending on the nature of the disability and the documentation provided to CDAR.

An Access Consultant is on staff to work with students with disabilities that affect academic achievement, memory, concentration or cognition (e.g.: LD, ADD/ADHD, or psychological disabilities).

Students with documented disabilities that interfere with their ability to take notes in class may receive access accommodation for notetaking.

Students can request interpreters for better access to academic programs, events and services at the university.

Alternative text provides students with vision or reading disabilities alternatives to standard printed text. Accommodations are provided to students with a documented print disability.

Accommodations During COVID-19 FAQ

Yes. Students will still receive accommodations while University classes are moved online. CDAR anticipates that many students will need to change their accommodations due to the structure of classes being changed. Please email or call 208-885-6307 as soon as you become aware you need to change accommodations. 

Students are encouraged to remind instructors to extend time for any timed exams in BBLearn. Note: Extended time does not apply to take-home exams.

CDAR Testing Services is closed for in person proctoring until further notice. Some exams may have been changed to alternate formats, which include take-home exams, online exams, etc. Students with accommodations that do not transfer well to these formats should email with questions or concerns at least seven days prior to an exam.

CDAR Assistive Technology is here to help as students' use of technology changes. The CDAR Assistive Technology Page will be updated with resources as they become available. 

ITS has Chromebooks and iPads available for check-out on the Moscow campus. Please consider your proximity to internet access when determining your plans for participating in classes. The Moscow campus, as well as sites across the state, will remain open for support.

Zoom is available as a mobile app. Students that know they will be using Zoom on their phone should install the app prior to entering the Zoom meeting. ITS has Zoom instructions posted. CDAR is writing additional Zoom instructions and will have them posted on the CDAR Assistive Technology Page.

Students needing help with technology of any sort should email

Students with an alternate format textbook accommodation should contact should any material in BBLearn not be compatible with their reading software. 

Many textbook publishers are offering digital books for free or low cost due to schools moving online. Students relying on the Library for textbooks should email for assistance. 

Notetaking services will remain largely unchanged. Instructors have been contacted to ensure notetakers have access to the same material as the students receiving the notes. Should you not need notes due to changes in the materials the instructors provide, please contact

Captioning Services will remain mostly unchanged. Instructors have been contacted to ensure that Captionists have access to Zoom classes and that videos used in classes have captions. Students with captioning related questions should email

Renewing Accommodations

How to renew accommodations in the CDAR Access Portal

Assistive Technology

Proven computer, software and electronic peripherals to aid education for students with disabilities.

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Contact Center for Disability Access and Resources at 208-885-6307 or email

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


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Idaho Student Union Building Room 330

Mailing Address:
CDAR #4257

Phone: 208-885-9107


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