Disability Services

Durham Tech provides disability accommodations and services designed to create equal access to the many aspects of education. Students have the opportunity to voluntarily self-identify with the college as having a disability or medical condition that may impact access to programs and activities.

Students with disabilities may achieve educational access through the effective use of accommodations or services such as individualized educational planning; support staff including note-takers and interpreters; assistive technology; alternative testing arrangements; and priority assistance during registration. Through a process of individual planning, students are encouraged to use their diverse abilities to succeed.

The law: Durham Tech is mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (amended in 2008) to provide appropriate and reasonable accommodations to students who qualify for services.

Who is eligible? These services are provided to students with a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, psychological disorders, Asperger’s and other pervasive developmental disorders, blindness or low vision, deafness or hard of hearing, pregnancy, mobility and chronic health issues.

Students interested in services or accommodations should visit the student section to learn more about the process, appropriate documentation, and the required impact statement. Student forms are also available in that section. Copies of the document are also available in the Counseling and Student Development office, located in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center, room 10-209.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to learn more about available services by calling a disability services staff member at 919-536-7208 or by emailing disability services at disabilityservices@durhamtech.edu.