Accessibility Compliance Center & Education Support Services

ACCESS (Disability Services)

The Accessibility Compliance Center & Education Support Services (ACCESS) program is designed to provide accommodations and services to students with a documented disability diagnosed by a qualified, licensed professional as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL 93-112). 

Students with disabilities are supported through ACCESS with accommodations and services including, but not limited to: sign language interpreters, note takers, alternative testing arrangements, specialized equipment and tutoring.

To arrange for an accommodations review, a student must make an appointment with the ACCESS office for an intake interview.  Documentation regarding the student's disability should be presented at that time.

ACCESS offices are located on every campus. For more information, contact your campus ACCESS office.                          

 Contact Us

Hearing Impaired

 For the hearing impaired, please use Michigan Relay at (800) 649-3777.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower students by providing resources that equalize their chances for success while promoting self-advocacy, individual learning and academic achievement.

Virtual Campus

Students enrolled in online courses who are unable to come to campus may confidentially exchange information with the ACCESS Offices through their OCC email accounts or by phone.  Students who enroll in online courses are responsible for procuring technology that will allow them to access online learning management system and resources.  Please contact the ACCESS office for information about electronic and audio versions of textbooks and supplementary materials.  D2L, the online learning management system used by OCC, has a number of built-in accommodations for timed tests, assignments, and online forums.

Students with disabilities enrolled in online courses interested in online ACCESS tutoring should contact the ACCESS Office.