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Disability Access Center

Vinita Subramani

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) makes every effort to integrate students with disabilities into all courses and programs. Accommodations, based on the documentation received and the needs of the student, are designed to ensure that students, who are otherwise qualified, receive equal access to all of CCC's programs and services. CCC does not alter fundamental academic requirements, but it makes reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.           

The Disability Access Center (DAC) serves as CCC'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.           

DAC Services

The DAC provides a variety of services to assist students with disabilities. Visit the DAC to discuss specific services.           

  • Enrollment assistance
  • Financial Aid application assistance
  • Classroom accommodations
  • Extended time for testing and in-class assignments
  • Note takers
  • Exam proctors
  • Readers
  • Transcribers
  • 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​​​​



Faculty & Staff

Staff                                                                                      Phone Number              Email Address       
Vinita Subramani, Director                                                      773-481-8016         
Patrice Henderson, Disability Support Services Specialist         773-481-8020           
Sylvia Brown College, Clerical Assistant I                                773-481-8015            
Rebecca Calsada, Note Taker                                                                             
Yvonne Cole, Note Taker                                                                                     
Tiffany Drebenstedt, Note Taker                                                                         
Terry Fircowycz, Note Taker                                                                               
Michael Grys, Note Taker                                                                                  
Leilani Mota, Note Taker                                                                                   
Julia Opalinski, Note Taker                                                                                
Moriah Perez, Note Taker                                                                                
Nicole Rivera, Note Taker                                                                                  




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Contact Information

(773) 481-8015
4300 North Narragansett Ave.
Learning Resource Center, L-135
Chicago, IL 60634
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Office hours:
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*Please call 773-481-8015 for "between semester" hours.*