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 ACCESS Center

Patrice Henderson

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 5​04 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 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 ACCESS Center (AC) serves as CCC's point of contact and coordination for students with disabilities. The AC 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, AC services are designed to assist students to make the transition from college to work.                

AC Services

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

  • Request accommodations for Spring 2022 semester​​
  • Classroom accommodations
  • Extended time for testing and in-class assignments
  • Note takers
  • Exam proctors
  • Readers
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Screen-reading software (FUSION)
  • Information and referral to campus and outside agencies
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Olive-Harvey ACCESS Center Mission and Vision Statement:

The mission of the ​Access Center at Olive-Harvey College is to integrate students into all course and programs by providing accommodations designed to ensure that students, who are otherwise qualified, receive equal access to all of CCC’s programs and services.  Our vision is to cultivate and maintain an educational environment where students with disabilities feel included in all aspects of the college community.   




Faculty & Staff




Patrice Henderson, Director 


Sheila Byrd, Note Taker 


Wendy Patino, Note Taker 


Maria Salazar, Note Taker 



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Contact Information

(773) 291-6170 (voice) Dial 711 for TTY
(773) 261-6556
10001 South Woodlawn Ave.
Room 1401
Chicago , IL 60628
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Mon - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
virtual, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Summer hours may vary.


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Winter Classes Start December 18