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Accommodations, Accessibility, Assistance

Have a problem with Facility Accessibility let us helpThe Disability Management System (DMS) provides leadership to the University and University Health System efforts to ensure an accessible, hospitable working and learning environment for people with disabilities while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. We serve as a centralized clearinghouse on disability-related information, procedures and services.

For new students (who are NOTalready registered with SDAO) and visitors requesting accommodations visit Tutorial videos are located on the left tab under Videos.

For students who are already registered with SDAO and requesting a new accommodation please fill out the SDAO form. (Form will open in a new window)

For employees requesting accommodations please visit Employment and Public Accommodations tab located on the left.


Beyond Disability, Beyond Compliance National Retreat

Duke University is hosting its first Beyond Disability, Beyond Compliance National Retreat in October of 2014. The national event invites administrators and students to Duke campus to explore the higher education experience of students with disabilities. Learn more about the schedule of events and invited guest speakers.

Duke to Host National Disability Retreat, an article from Working@Duke about the upcoming "Beyond Disability, Beyond Compliance" retreat

West Quad Construction Path PDF, to show the accessible path around West Quad

Leveling the Playing Field, an article from Working@Duke about Duke's Disability Management System.



•The deadline to request a note-taker for Fall 2014 term has passed. 

February 6, 2015 is the last day to request a note-taker for Spring 2015 term.

March 4, 2015 All documentation and request forms must be received by this date in order for accommodations to be implemented for the Spring 2015 semester. Otherwise, accommodations will not be implemented until Fall 2015 term.

March 18, 2015 is the deadline to sign the Accommodation Agreement (register) with the SDAO in order for accommodations to be implemented for the Spring 2015 semester. Otherwise, accommodations will not be implemented until Fall 2015 term.

March 18, 2015 is the deadline to email semester requests for students already receiving accommodations through SDAO in order for accommodations to be implemented for the Spring 2015 term.



Deadlines for Special Housing Requests

      June 5          Deadline for requests for First Year Housing Assignments
      October 5     Deadline for requests for Spring Housing (upper-class)
      February 5    Deadline for requests for Room Picks for Fall Semester




Where to Park for Performances at Duke's Baldwin Auditorium
Coming to Duke's East Campus to see a performance at Baldwin Auditorium? Visitors have many options of where to park. Use this video to find the ideal parking lots to use and get tips on how best to get to Baldwin. All parking options are a short walk away, including accessible parking.

Disability Management System takes communication very seriously at Duke University. We now offer a new feature for employees experiencing difficulties hearing on the phone. It's secure, discreet and confidential.

Like closed captions for television, ClearCaptions™ provides streaming captions for your phone calls. When you make or receive a phone a call, captions of what the other party says displays on the screen of your Cisco phone.

Here is a short video to view

To immediately enroll, please visit Your information will be kept confidential.

Phone Captioning for Employees with Impaired Hearing, an article about getting confidential captioning on Duke's Cisco phones.

A to Z Game Day guides from Duke Athletics Department.  

Alert Notices from the Facilities Management Department.

Shutdowns listed by Medical Center Engineering & Operations.

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