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 Disability Access Center

Niki Radford
Director, Disability Access Center

The Harold Washington College Disability Access Center (DAC) will be closed on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.


​Mission Statement

The Harold Washington College Disability 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 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.                

DAC Services                     

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
  • 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



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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