Virtual Office Hours

Students are admitted one at a time. Please be patient and an accessibility coordinator will admit you to the room on a first come first served basis.  

If you would like to attend virtual office hours of your specific accessibility coordinator, their schedules are: 

  • Liz Pezzullo: Monday and Tuesday:  9:00 - 10:00 am  - (Click to join zoom) (Undergraduate students with last name M-Z) 
  • Judith Greenfarb: Wednesday and Thursday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm  (Click to join zoom) - (Undergraduate students with last name A-L) 

To Schedule an appointment with your undergraduate coordinator, please use one of the following links

To schedule an appointment with your Graduate and Professional coordinator please use the following link: 

Are you having trouble accessing your account? Our notetaker coordinator, Angela Claiborne, will have virtual office hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11am-12pm via Zoom to answer your questions about OTTER.  

Student Disability Access Office Mission

The Student Disability Access Office recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. Accessibility is an essential feature of the Duke campus, and we strive to create an inclusive community for our students. We strive to ensure that students with disabilities are provided the tools they need to fully access all aspects of student life inside and outside of the classroom.

Core Functions of SDAO

  • Partner with students with disabilities to establish services for their access and inclusion on campus
  • Manage, coordinate, implement and evaluate accommodation/service programs
  • Serve as a resource to students/faculty/staff to ensure effective provision of services
  • Provide educational and resource support to the campus community to increase awareness regarding how to create and sustain access and inclusion for students with disabilities in all aspects of the university
  • Provide resource and referral information to the campus community and prospective student and their families


SDAO works with each student individually to establish academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services, more frequently referred to as academic accommodations for the purpose of eliminating the environmental barriers impacting the student’s equitable access to the campus facilities, programs and activities. To find out more information about how to establish services with SDAO you can contact us in the following ways.


Phone: 919-668-1267

Requesting Accommodations


How to request reasonable accommodations for a disability

Requesting Accommodations

SDAO's process for reviewing requests and implementing accommodations

Review and Implementation Process

Steps to renew approved accommodations each semester

Semester Renewal Instructions

Information for Instructors

As Duke University continues its efforts to welcome individuals with disabilities, the number of qualified students with disabilities has continued to increase. In order for the University to ensure timely exploration of necessary accommodations, academic units have identified individuals to serve as Disability Service Liaisons who work in collaboration with the Student Disability Access Office.

Information for Instructors

Rights & Responsibilities

Students with disabilities and the University have specific rights and responsibilities to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with reasonable, necessary, and appropriate accommodations and have equal access to all programs and activities.  It is imperative that these rights and responsibilities are fully understood and followed by both parties in order to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment. 

Understand Your Rights & Responsibilities

Accommodations for Standardized Tests

Students who wish to request accommodations on the following standardized tests may find accommodation information on the following websites:

Student Disability Access Services

Welcome to Duke University from the staff at the Student Disability Access Office (SDAO). SDAO is the office on campus that has been charged with and is committed to providing educational opportunities for students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.