Disability Services

Syllabus Statement for Disability Services Access

Students who qualify for and desire accommodations in this course due to a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, must follow the NNU Disability Services Policies and Procedures as put forth by the office of Academic Advising.  Any student may review a copy of these policies and procedures here.  Call 208-467-8463 or email (disabilityservices(at)nnu.edu) for further information.

Mission

Disability Services at NNU exists to assure access to the University and its programs by students with disabilities. We coordinate and provide reasonable accommodations, advocate for an accessible and hospitable learning environment and promote self-determination on the part of the individuals we serve.

Self-Advocacy

In order to receive accommodations, the student must personally request specific services each semester. Services are not provided for a student automatically, without a request. To access accommodations, the student comes to the office of Academic Advising & Testing and completes the respective forms. The Academic Advising & Testing staff work together with students to ensure that accommodations are successfully accessed in each course, as applicable. The most frequent accommodations provided by the office are listed below.

Most Frequent Accommodations

Textbooks in an Alternate Format

Students who have documented need for auditory access of textbook material may receive textbooks in an alternate. After the documentation arrives, students are encouraged to complete the appropriate forms to access this service. It is helpful to complete the forms at least three weeks before the semester begins in order to assure access in a timely fashion. The Alternate Textbooks forms describe the process and policies for effective access to this accommodation in detail. Priority will be established based upon the earliest receipt of documentation and returned forms. 

Note Takers

Students who have documented needs for assistance with hand written notes in class may receive notes that are taken by another student in class. There are forms that a disabled student completes, preferably the day before classes begin, in order to access this service. These forms inform the professor of the service that is being provided, and specifies the process for the reproduction of the notes. Enlarged notes can be provided.

Alternative Testing Methods

Students who have documentation that indicates a need for alternative testing methods, such as extended time, rest breaks, oral testing, or testing in a non-distracting environment, may have tests administered in an alternate location selected by the professor or in the Academic Advising office. There are forms that are used to access this service, which specify the process and policies in detail. Students are encouraged to start the process of completing the forms the day before classes begin in order to coordinate the process in a timely fashion with professorsí schedules.