Accommodations for Disabilities

Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering is committed to supporting the needs to students, employees and visitors with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Learn about procedures for each group below.


Duke Engineering is pleased that students with disabilities have chosen to pursue their academic careers at Duke.

We are committed to quality of educational opportunities for qualified students through the Disability Management System - Student Disability Access Office (SDAO).

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 from 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 Disability Access Office (SDAO) at 919-668-1267 (TTY: 919-668-1329) or by accessing their website.

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 Duke Engineering and instructors will be officially informed by the SDAO regarding students who are eligible to receive accommodations.

About the Student Disability Access Office

The Student Disability Access Office (SDAO) explores possible coverage and reasonable academic accommodations for current and prospective Duke Engineering undergraduate and graduate students. Visit the SDAO’s website for more information.

Visitors and Guests

Information for Duke Engineering visitors and guests with disabilities is available on the Duke University Disability Management System website.


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 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.