The Harold Washington College Disability Access Center exists to ensure equal accessibility be provided to all our students with special needs. In accordance with the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, we foster a more inclusive learning environment through specific service provisions in order for our students to gain equal access to our college’s programs and activities. This is accomplished by implementing appropriate accommodations at the beginning of every semester, training in the use of adaptive programs/technologies, and conversion of all academic materials to requested alternative formats. By eliminating potential barriers we continue to empower our special needs students in achieving their current and future educational goals.
The Disability Access Center (DAC) serves as City Colleges of Chicago's point of contact and coordination for students with disabilities. The DAC provides a wide range of services and assistance to ensure students with disabilities are able to achieve their maximum potential. The short-term goal is to help students with disabilities succeed in their academic pursuits. Long-term, DAC services are designed to assist students make the transition from college to work.
The DAC provides a variety of services to assist students with disabilities. Visit the DAC to discuss specific services.
- Enrollment assistance
- Classroom accommodations
- Extended time for testing and in-class assignments
- Note takers
- Exam proctors
- Sign language interpreters
- TTY (text telephone) or TDD (telecommunication device for the deaf)
- Recording devices
- Adaptive software
- FM system
- Screen-reading (JAWS, zoom-text)
- Information and referral to campus and outside agencies