Access and Disability Resource Center

The Access and Disability Resource Center Office at Oakton has a mission to maintain an accessible environment by providing reasonable accommodations and services, provide appropriate support based on each individual's documentation and circumstances, encourage students to be self-advocates, and comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other relevant legislation to promote access to classes and activities at Oakton College.

The Access and Disability Resource Center values diversity and equity. We are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation by providing an equitable experience for all students and community members.

The ADRC department embraces disability as a part of diversity. The ADRC, in collaboration with other areas of the College, creates an environment that supports all students' inclusion, engagement, and learning through resource allocation, curriculum development, inclusive policies and procedures, and ongoing support.

We strive to provide appropriate support based on each individual’s needs and encourage students to be self-advocates.

New Students

Learn more about getting assistance by following our step-by-step instructions.

Step 1: Complete the Application Process

Log into the ADRC Student Application portal to complete the ADRC AIM Student Application and submit your disability documentation electronically.

Step 2: Schedule an intake appointment

After receiving email confirmation that your ADRC AIM Student Application has been accepted, complete the Appointment Request Form to request to speak with an ADRC staff member for a new student intake appointment. 

Guidelines for Disability Documentation

What We Offer

The Access and Disability Resource Center provides a range of accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities, including:

• Sign language interpreters • Extended testing time • Adaptive equipment • Alternative text • Note-taking services • Enlarged printed materials • Reader services • Scribes • Tutoring


For Current Students

If you are registered with our office for accommodations, you can request them for each semester using the AIM portal.

Requesting Accommodations

If you have been approved for additional testing accommodations, please fill out the Testing Accommodations Request Form at least one week before your exam.

Testing Accommodation Request Form

Appointment and Accommodation Request Forms

Access and Disability Resource Center Appointment Request Form

Assistive Technology

Providing accessible technology tocks and solutions to Oaktion students via specialized hardware and software is a large part of the Access and Disability Resource Center's mission.

Learn More About Assistive Technology at Oakton


Contact Us

Des Plaines Campus
Room 2400

Skokie Campus
Room A135

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Access and Disability Resource Center at Oakton and its various student services and accommodations. Browse questions frequently asked by your peers, see the differences between high school and college for disabled students and review guidelines for how to provide appropriate documentation.

Call the Access and Disability Resource Center office at 847.635.1489 to arrange an appointment with a staff member.

You will need to bring a photo ID and recent documentation of the disability for which you are requesting equal access. Appropriate documentation for a learning disability or AD/HD often includes a psychoeducational report. It may also include other documents from your high school or diagnostician if they contain the necessary information about your disability, such as diagnosis, diagnostician’s name and contact information, how the disability was determined, the functional limitations due to the disability, and your current levels of functioning in various academic areas.

For a physical or psychological disability, a Verification of Disability form is needed. The Verification of Disability form is supplied by the Access and Disability Resource Center office and will be faxed from the office directly to your physician. Please give the physician’s name, phone number and fax number to an Access and Disability Resource Center staff member at the time of making the intake appointment.


An Access and Disability Resource Center staff member will ask you questions about your learning strengths and challenges, your learning style, how your disability impacts your academic performance, your short and long-term goals, and whether you would like to request accommodations for your disability. If you are a new student and need to take placement tests, you can usually take them the same day as the intake interview. You should allow three hours for the intake and the placement tests.

An Access and Disability Resource Center staff member will work with you to establish accommodations once you have registered for your classes. If you have any questions regarding your accommodations, you should speak directly with an Access and Disability Resource Center staff member by calling 847.635.1489.

You do not need to do an intake every semester. If you would like to request the same accommodations each semester, you simply need to fill out an Accommodation Request Form at the Learning Center's front desk. Though many accommodations can be provided more quickly, it is advisable to request your accommodations at least four weeks before each semester begins.