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Center for Access and Accommodations

College of DuPage is committed to the equitable access of educational opportunities for eligible students with a disability, illness, injury, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodations are determined through an interactive and individualized process with the student. This process begins with a request for services, initiated by the student. All students requesting accommodations need to self-identify with the Center for Access and Accommodations and provide appropriate documentation of their disability, illness, injury or medical condition. 

If you are a student with disability, a student who has experienced an illness or injury or you are a student with a medical condition (permanent or temporary), you can request accommodations.

Request Accommodations

For more information about medical appeals, visit the Medical Appeals webpage.

Accommodations Available

  • Testing accommodations
  • Large computer monitors
  • Sign language interpreters
  • FM system
  • Assistive/Adaptive technology
  • Short-term, barrier-free parking; those needing barrier-free parking for longer use should apply for a placard through the Office of the Secretary of State.
  • Wheelchairs, both manual and electric, for short-term, on-campus use

Accommodations in College

Transitioning from High School to College for Students with Disabilities

All College of DuPage students may benefit from services provided by the following offices:

Once you have purchased your textbook, students may request an alternative (digital) format version of that book. Students may need to show proof of purchase and must verify that they are registered with the Center for Access and Accommodations in order to request an alternative version.

Students should check to see if their textbook is already available for purchase in an alternative (digital) format.

Students with disabilities at COD have the right to equal opportunity, reasonable accommodations, appropriate confidentiality and advocacy within the college community.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to identify themselves with the Center for Access and Accommodations, provide current documentation, make specific requests and be an advocate in their education.

College of DuPage has a right to expect students with disabilities to meet qualifications and standards set for all students, require current documentation, and enforce reasonable accommodations.

College of DuPage has the responsibility to ensure that all facilities, programs and information are accessible and to provide accommodations.

Contact Information

Center for Access and Accommodations
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3249
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Hours:
Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: (630) 942-2154
Fax: (630) 942-2071
Contact Form
Email: access@cod.edu