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Accommodations, Accessibility, Assistance

Whether you are a student, employee or visitor to Duke, you can request accessibility accommodations.

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Welcome to the Disability Management System (DMS)

The 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.

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Please notify us if you have an access concern about any part of the Duke University campus or Duke University Health System facilities.  This includes access into or around any of the buildings as well as paths, crosswalks and parking lots.

Campus Access Advisories

Hanes Hall Steam Line Replacement
Hanes Hall closed parking area and emergency exit route

Hanes Hall Steam Line Replacement - November 2019 through February 2020

November 11, 2019

A portion of the Hanes Hall parking lot will be closed during steam line replacement taking place November 2019 through February 2020.  Emergency egress will be maintained via the route indicated in green on the plan.

Access via the main entrance of Hanes Hall (on the east side of the building on Trent Drive) will not be impacted by this work.

Telcom Drive Reconstruction - September 2019 through January 2020

August 8, 2019

From September 2019 through January 2020, Telcom Drive will be under construction as part of the new Pratt Engineering building project.

The accessible route from Abele Quad across Telcom Drive to the Engineering buildings should remain open.

Access to Telcom building and the Co-Lab space will be available via the ADA ramp at the southeast corner of the building (though other entrances may be closed at times).

This project will have four distinct phases with the most disruptive work planned for Fall Break and the Christmas recess.

Social Sciences Elevator Out of Service - Dec 17, 2019 – Mar 11, 2020

March 21, 2019

The elevator in Social Sciences Building on West Campus is being replaced starting at the end of the Fall 2019 semester with work expected to run into March 2020.  Access to the 2nd and 3rd floors will only be available by using the stairs.