Accommodations for Disabilities
Pratt School of Engineering is pleased that students with disabilities have chosen to pursue their academic careers at Duke. Duke University and the Pratt School of Engineering are committed to quality of educational opportunities for qualified students in compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 through the Disability Management System - Student Disability Access Office (SDAO).
The University has developed the following consistent procedures to explore possible reasonable accommodations for students for the purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act:
The Disability Management System
Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) explores possible coverage and reasonable academic accommodations for current and prospective Pratt School of Engineering undergraduate and graduate students. Current students and prospective students seeking information should contact the Disability Management System - Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) at 919-668-1267 (TTY: 919-668-1329) and follow the procedures detailed below. The Director of the SDAO is Leigh Fickling, J.D.
If you have a disability and would like to receive consideration for reasonable accommodations, please identify yourself by submitting a Request to be Considered for Reasonable Accommodations Form. Written documented verification for a licensed physician, psychologist, or other qualified professional should be sent along with your request form. You can obtain a request form and documentation guidelines by calling the Disability Management System - Student Disabiity Access Office (SDAO) at 919-668-1267 (TTY: 919-668-1329) or by accessing their web site at http://www.access.duke.edu/students/index.php.
Please be aware that requesting to be considered for accommodations takes time and additional documentation may be required. Students are encouraged to begin this process as soon as possible after being accepted to Duke University and the Pratt School of Engineering. Deadlines are available on the SDAO website. The Disability Liaison at the Pratt School of Engineering and instructors will be officially informed by of the Disability Management System - Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) regarding students who are eligible to receive accommodations.
Duke employees seeking information on Duke University's procedure for exploring possible coverage and reasonable accommodations should refer to the Duke University Disability Management System website at www.access.duke.edu and its specific sections for Employees and Faculty, where you will find information on Duke's Reasonable Accommodation Process, including easily downloadable forms and procedures.
Visitors and Guests
Special information pertinent to visitors and guests of Duke University and the Pratt School of Engineering is also available at www.access.duke.edu. Important updates and resources are routinely updated.