Saul Santana

Director: Disability Access Center email:

The ACCESS Center provides coordination and supportive services for students with documented disabilities.

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.                   

  • 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.  

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Faculty and Staff



Email Phone 
Saul Santana, Director: Disability Access Center  
Sheila Byrd, Note Taker sbyrd​ 773-291-6170