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.

Services Available:

  • Center for Access and Accommodations ID Card
  • Note-taking paper
  • Testing accommodations
  • Reading pen
  • Large computer monitors
  • Mobility assistance
  • Preferential seating
  • Sign language interpreters
  • FM system
  • TTY
  • Assistive technology (Zoomtext and JAWS/remote captioning)
  • 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
  • Disability Support Group
  • Transition Services
  • Visually Impaired Awareness Day
  • Center for Access and Accommodations Information Night


Student Health Insurance Options:

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

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
(go to Maps for location and building floorplan)

Access & Accommodations


Overview of Access & Accommodations

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



Autismerica at COD

Autismerica, a group at College of DuPage, helps students with autism better educate themselves about COD and socialize together in a positive and supportive environment.