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 Community College.

Students with documented disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, are eligible for services with the Access and Disability Resource Center at Oakton. Accommodations are individual in nature and are decided on a case-by-case basis to ensure your unique needs are met.

Oakton Community College is proud to provide equal access to education for all students. We are committed to equity in everything we do and are determined to help you succeed during your educational journey. If you are a student with a documented disability and have the ability to perform college-level work, Oakton can help you succeed.

Questions? Contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at 847.635.1489 or accessdisability@oakton.edu

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

Appointment and Accommodation Request Forms

Access and Disability Resource Center Appointment Request Form: Your first step is to complete your AIM application for accommodation services. You can find all the steps to requesting access and disability resource center services online.

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Testing Accommodation Request Form: Students who have completed an intake appointment with the ADRC and provided appropriate disability documentation may request their accommodations via this electronic form.

Assistive Technology

Providing accessible technology tools and solutions to Oakton 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

Steps to Get Help

Learn more about how to get assistance from the Access and Disability Resource Center by following these step-by-step instructions.

How to Request Access and Disability Services

Student Rights, Guidelines and Procedures

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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.

Contact Us

Des Plaines Campus

accessdisability@oakton.edu
847.635.1489
Room 2400

Skokie Campus

accessdisability@oakton.edu
847.635.1489
Room A135