Access and Disability Resource Center

The Access and Disability Resource Center Office at Oakton has a mission to maintain an accessible environment by providing reasonable accommodations and services, provide appropriate support based on each individual's documentation and circumstances, encourage students to be self-advocates, and comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other relevant legislation to promote access to classes and activities at Oakton College.

The Access and Disability Resource Center values diversity and equity. We are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation by providing an equitable experience for all students and community members.

The ADRC department embraces disability as a part of diversity. The ADRC, in collaboration with other areas of the College, creates an environment that supports all students' inclusion, engagement, and learning through resource allocation, curriculum development, inclusive policies and procedures, and ongoing support.

We strive to provide appropriate support based on each individual’s needs and encourage students to be self-advocates.

New Students

Learn more about getting assistance by following our step-by-step instructions.

Step 1: Complete the Application Process

Log into the ADRC Student Application portal to complete the ADRC AIM Student Application and submit your disability documentation electronically.

Step 2: Schedule an intake appointment

After receiving email confirmation that your ADRC AIM Student Application has been accepted, complete the Appointment Request Form to request to speak with an ADRC staff member for a new student intake appointment. 

Guidelines for Disability Documentation

What We Offer

The Access and Disability Resource Center provides a range of accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities, including:

• Sign language interpreters • Extended testing time • Adaptive equipment • Alternative text • Note-taking services • Enlarged printed materials • Reader services • Scribes • Tutoring


For Current Students

If you are registered with our office for accommodations, you can request them for each semester using the AIM portal.

Requesting Accommodations

If you have been approved for additional testing accommodations, please fill out the Testing Accommodations Request Form at least one week before your exam.

Testing Accommodation Request Form

Appointment and Accommodation Request Forms

Access and Disability Resource Center Appointment Request Form

Assistive Technology

Providing accessible technology tocks and solutions to Oaktion students via specialized hardware and software is a large part of the Access and Disability Resource Center's mission.

Learn More About Assistive Technology at Oakton


Contact Us

Des Plaines Campus
Room 2400

Skokie Campus
Room A135

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Access and Disability Resource Center at Oakton and its various student services and accommodations. Browse questions frequently asked by your peers, see the differences between high school and college for disabled students and review guidelines for how to provide appropriate documentation.