Center for Access and Accommodations

College of DuPage is committed to equality of educational opportunities for eligible students with disabilities. If you have the ability to do college-level work and an educational commitment to succeed, we ensure access, provide accommodations and coordinate support services.

All students requesting accommodations need to self-identify with the Center for Access and Accommodations and provide appropriate documentation of their disability. Documentation may include a diagnosis of disability, academic history, intellectual assessment and recommendations for accommodations. Referrals can be made to outside agencies if students do not have documentation but feel that they might have a disability.

Once students contact the office, individual appointments are made to assess needs, explain services and give guidance through the COD process. Any information provided by students is voluntary and confidential.

It is best if students contact the office before classes begin for a smoother transition to College of DuPage.

Services are available at both on- and off-campus locations.

Accommodations Available:

  • Note-taking paper
  • Testing accommodations
  • Large computer monitors
  • Mobility assistance
  • Preferential seating
  • Sign language interpreters
  • FM system
  • TTY
  • Assistive/Adaptive technology
  • Large print/Braille available to students
  • Short-term, barrier-free parking
  • Wheelchairs, both manual and electric, for short-term, on-campus use

 

Ongoing Programs and Events:

  • Participation in College Fair
  • Faculty and Staff In-Service
  • Sign Language Interpreter In-Service
  • Learning Disability Awareness Month (October)
  • Transition Services
  • World Sight Day

 

Student Health Insurance:

Integrity is an Exclusive General Agency for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.

 

Contact Information


Center for Access and Accommodations
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3249

Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: (630) 942-2154/4260/2306/3798/2567
TDD: (630) 858-9692
Fax: (630) 942-2071
access@cod.edu
(go to Maps for location and building floorplan)

Access & Accommodations

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Overview of Access & Accommodations

Learn more about all the support services and accommodations available to eligible students with disabilities.