Individuals who wish to be considered for reasonable accommodations must submit current documentation (i.e., medical/educational/diagnostic reports) from licensed physicians, psychologists, or other qualified professionals as well as supporting historical records and materials. School plans such as IEPs or 504 Plans are helpful, but may not substitute for complete and current documentation.
Documentation guidelines are provided in the interest of assuring that documentation is complete and supports requested accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids as being necessary. A diagnosis of a disorder/impairment alone does not qualify an individual for an accommodation under applicable federal laws. For the purpose of receiving consideration for reasonable accommodations at Duke University/Duke Health, an individual must have an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
If you are a Dukestudent, it is your responsibility of the student to obtain documentation and present a copy to the Student Disability Access Office.
If you are a Dukeemployee, Employee Occupational Health and Wellness (EOHW) will provide additional details about how to submit current medical documentation once you have initiated the reasonable accommodation request process.
Under applicable federal laws, Duke University/Duke Health reserve the right to determine if a condition or diagnosis rises to the level of a disability and what constitutes as reasonable, necessary, and appropriate accommodations according to the functional limitations of the disability. Accommodations may not alter the essential skills and/or the fundamental nature of a course or program.
Documentation should be sent to the attention of the Student Disability Access Office, Box 90142, Durham, NC 27708.
Questions concerning documentation should be directed to the Student Disability Access Office at (919) 668-1267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.