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Accessible & Assistive Services: Getting Help

Learn what assistive technologies and services are available in the College of DuPage Library.

Getting Help

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Library staff at our public service desks will help you access our physical and electronic spaces, resources and services.

In addition to asking for help at any of our service desks, you can call, email or chat with us via our Ask Us page.

The Library's Liaison to Students with Disabilities is Debra Smith,

COD Library's Accessibility Statement

  • Green Handicap SymbolCOD Library is committed to providing equal access to library collections, services, and facilities for all library users.
  • It is a priority for us to acquire, whenever possible, resources and technologies that are accessible to all and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • For library collections that aren’t accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities.

COD Center for Access and Accommodations

COD's Center for Access and Accommodations assists students with classroom access and accommodation needs.

Center for Access and Accommodations
Location: Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3249
Phone: (630) 942-2154
TDD: (630) 858-9692
Website: Center for Access and Accommodations

Recommended Titles

Accessibility, Technology, and Librarianship

This issue of Library Technology Reports (vol. 54, no. 4) looks into the wide definition of accessibility for library patrons within the area of instruction. It encourage readers to think more critically about the technologies that faculty and staff use to address the needs of all patrons served through a wide range of modalities (closed-captioning, transcription, video, text to speech, image to text, etc.). This contributed work examines accessibility, technology, and librarianship across a wide spectrum.

Creating Inclusive Library Environments

Librarians are continually faced with challenges of how to best meet the needs of patrons with disabilities, whether those patrons have physical or intellectual disabilities, differing learning styles, or even temporary problems which impact their access and may change over time. And because planning considerations range from policies and organizational culture to facilities, technologies, and beyond, librarians need a guide that covers everything. This planning guide will enable libraries to create and maintain a truly inclusive environment for all patrons.

First Class Support for College Students on the Autism Spectrum

College students with autism can face many difficulties during the transition from high school to further education and beyond. This book shares practical advice for supporting students on the autism spectrum and helping them to succeed not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. From supporting students with their relationships, to dealing with anxiety and managing independent living, this book covers a breadth of topics. It considers the impact of teaching expectations in higher learning on general adult life, and how to counsel students with autism on academic issues.

Library Services for Immigrants and New Americans

Wondering what your library can do for your community's immigrant and new Americans population? This book is replete with resources, tips, and suggestions providing valuable guidance to librarians who want to better serve this still-growing part of America's population.

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