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 Access Center

Niki Radford
Director, Disability Access Center
Dear Students:  
We understand that this is a stressful time, please be assured that the Access Center continues to work tirelessly with your instructors, Student Services, Information Technology and the CCC administration to ensure that your accommodations and academic supports remain in place. Please do not hesitate to email or leave a message at the Access Center at your campus. We will keep you posted as we develop ways to maintain confidential communication with you. 

Access Center 

​Mission Statement

The Harold Washington College Access Center exists to ensure equal accessibility be provided to all our students needing academic accommodations. 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 students with disabilities in achieving their current and future educational goals. 

The Access Center (AC) 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. 

AC Services 

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

  • Request accommodations for Fall 2021 semester
  • Request accommodations for Spring 2022 semester​
  • Enrollment 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

Name Role Phone Email
Nicolette Radford Accommodations, all questions/concerns (312) 553-6096
William Powell Note-taking (312) 553-6007
Tom Glatz Testing and Assistive Technology (312) 553-6097
Sarah Ratliffe Alternate Media/Text Conversion (312) 553-5794

You may also make any inquiries to the AC’s general line for all services and questions at (312) 553-3050.     
We are here to support you in any way possible. Please reach out to us if you have questions or need any help.     

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Contact Information

(312) 553-3050
30 East Lake Street
Room 107
Chicago , IL 60601
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Mon – Wed, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 
Saturday, CLOSED
Sunday, CLOSED