Disability & Accommodations

Iḷisaġvik College will provide a learning environment in which no student will be subjected to unlawful discrimination based on disability. No otherwise qualified individual will be denied reasonable access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the College because of disability. To ensure that its programs and activities are accessible to all students, the College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is one that is consistent with the academic standards of the College and does not require substantial course or program alteration. The College is committed to working with students directly and individually throughout the accommodations process.

Iḷisaġvik College will make reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to attend classes. Inquiries should be directed to: Iḷisaġvik College, P.O. Box 749, Barrow, AK 99723 or by calling 907-852-1868. Iḷisaġvik partners with the Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (ICAS) Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program. Individuals with disabilities, including difficulty learning math or English, may contact Vocational Rehabilitation at 907-852-2448 for appointments or in person at 5146 Herman St. Barrow, AK 99723.

Students with impaired sensory, manual, language or processing skills will be allowed to use educational auxiliary aids, as appropriate. Such aids may include videotaped or audiotaped texts, interpreters, note-takers, tape recorders, adaptive classroom equipment, and other similar services or equipment. Modification of academic requirements, if necessary or appropriate, may include change to the length of time permitted for completion of degree requirements, substitution of specific required courses, and adaptations to the manner in which courses are conducted or learning is demonstrated. The departmental director must approve any such modifications. Requirements essential to the program of instruction or related to licensing requirements are not regarded as discriminatory.

Students are encouraged to contact the Educational Access Coordinator to discuss their need for reasonable accommodations. The documents submitted by students seeking services to accommodate their disabilities will be managed by the College to ensure confidentiality. Such information will be released by the College only in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

If students have questions regarding reasonable accommodations, please see the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policy available in the Student Success Center or visit the Department of Education website at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/hq9805.html.

For more information contact:
Educational Access Coordinator
Phone: 907-852-1868
Office Location: NARL Main Campus 360
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm