Overview and Mission
The mission of the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) at Illinois Institute of Technology is to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the academic and vocational opportunities available at IIT. The CDR provides reasonable accommodations and support services to qualified students, faculty, staff, and guests with disabilities on an individualized case-by-case basis and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Persons with disabilities are recognized for their abilities, rather than their disabilities, or stereotypical attributes ascribed to their respective impairments regardless of what they may be. The CDR strives to foster equal access, self-determination, and cultural inclusion. This is sought through coordinating the provision of academic modifications and accommodations, auxiliary aids and services and environmental adaptations for qualified individuals with disabilities while providing advocacy support, technical assistance, and outreach on disability-related issues to the IIT community.
The CDR is the designated office of Illinois Institute of Technology that obtains and files disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for disability services, determines reasonable accommodations, and develops and coordinates plans for the provision of such accommodations for students, faculty, staff, and guests with disabilities. The Center is housed within and affiliated with Illinois Institute of Technology's College of Psychology.
IIT’s Center for Disability Resources (CDR) coordinates the university’s efforts to accommodate students with disabilities, including students taking courses through IIT Online. If you are a student with a disability who would like to discuss accommodations for your IIT Online classes, please contact the CDR at 312.567.5744 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All accommodations for students with disabilities are determined on an individualized basis. Students are advised to contact the CDR either before the class begins or at the beginning of the semester to submit appropriate documentation and discuss accommodations. If you need an accommodation for your IIT Online course (testing accommodations, textbooks in an alternate format, etc.), contact the CDR to request this. Advance planning is critical to ensuring that accommodations are provided in a timely manner.
- Please contact the CDR to begin the process of receiving disability accommodations.
- Those requesting text in alternate formats should allow a minimum of 5 weeks prior to the beginning of each semester.
- Students should register during priority registration and check access to each course and immediately inform the Center for Disability Resources of the class schedule.
The CDR is open from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, email Aggie McGrane at email@example.com or call 312.567.5744.
Additional contact information:
IIT Center for Disability Resources
3424 S. State Street - 1C3-2
Chicago, Illinois 60616