Accessibility Commitment

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College of Western Idaho (CWI) strives for equal academic opportunities to students based on the principles of independent living, accessible universal design, and diversity. Student Disability Services plays an integral role in fulfilling this commitment by coordinating effective academic access support services and collaborating with students, faculty, staff, and community to create diverse and inclusive learning environments which are accessible to all.

Website Accessibility ProceduresADA Coordinators NoticeGrievance Procedures

Accessibility Standards

CWI has implemented website accessibility procedures to ensure website and page components meet accessibility standards.

The College strives to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web-based content, which specify how to make content accessible for people with disabilities as well as for all users across platforms.  WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines and the WAI-ARIA 1.0 guidelines are published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet.

All newly-developed pages and website components must meet the standards above, except where doing so would impose an undue burden or create a fundamental alteration. Legacy pages are reviewed and addressed in accordance with the plans of the responsible parties as identified in accessibility procedures. Departments and college entities must carefully consider and consult with either a Student Disability Coordinator or Title IX Coordinator before determining an accessible product is an undue burden or creates a fundamental alteration. Where compliance does pose an undue burden or fundamental alteration, departments or college entities will provide individuals with disabilities with an equally-effective alternate means of access and take any actions that do not result in an undue burden or fundamental alteration.


If you would like to notify the College about online information or functionality on this site that is currently inaccessible or provide comments and feedback, please email

If you believe you or others have been discriminated against in connection with the College’s website accessibility, you may file a formal complaint with the College alleging discrimination under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA.

The formal complaint may be sent by mail or emailed to:

College of Western Idaho
Website Accessibility Coordinator
Attn: Communications and Marketing, MS 1000
P.O. Box 3010
Nampa, ID 83653


Please include the following information in the submission of your formal complaint:

  • name and address
  • phone number where you can be reached (not required)
  • information about the person(s) or class of persons that have been discriminated against by the College
  • URL of the web page(s) in question
  • description of the alleged discriminatory act(s) in sufficient detail to enable the College to understand what occurred and when it occurred

Upon receipt, CWI will investigate the facts related to the formal complaint and provide a response within 45 calendar days.

Formal complaints under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA may also be filed through the U.S. Department of Education

Anonymous complaints may be submitted through the College's ethics hotline.  


Dean of Students
  • Title IX Coordinator