Oakland Community College

Accessibility Compliance Center & Education Support Services

Picture of a student in a wheelchair.Students With Disabilities

The ACCESS program provides accommodations and/or services to students with a documented disability who have been diagnosed by a qualified, licensed professional who warrants the individuals' needs for accommodations as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL 93-112).

Students in need of special assistance should contact the campus Academic Support Coordinator in the ACCESS Office at their home campus

Application Procedure

  1. Complete an OCC Application for Admission.
  2. Make an appointment with the ACCESS coordinator on your campus.
  3. Intake and Educational/Employability Development Plan (EEDP) completed with coordinator. Bring your documentation to this meeting. Accommodations are assessed for classes. File established. 
  4. Make an appointment with a counselor to plan you next semesters classes.
  5. Register for classes on the web or by TOUCH*TONE.
  6. Notification of accommodations sent by ACCESS to instructor.
  7. Tutor assigned if eligible and /or referral made to appropriate department.

ACCESS services, such as sign language interpreters, note takers, readers, recorded materials, tutors, learning station modification, and special instructional equipment are provided as necessary for students with special needs to realize academic success.

The counseling department at OCC provides ACCESS Eligible students with comprehensive counseling services at each campus. Counselors are available to assist students in the development of decision-making skills that will enable them to establish and attain appropriate educational, career and personal/social goals.

There is a ACCESS Coordinator available at every campus to assist all students with their accommodations and services. The Coordinator  is the contact person between the student, faculty and external agencies.