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.


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 Information page to learn more about the process, appropriate documentation, and the required impact statement.

A list of disability forms and guidelines is available on the Forms and Documentation Guidelines page. Copies of forms also are available in the Counseling and Student Life department.

Lean more about Testing Accommodations.


Students with disabilities are encouraged to learn more about available services by emailing Accessibility Services at accessibilityservices@durhamtech.edu

Once documentation has been completed, email it to Accessibility Services. If documentation includes private information, contact us directly to learn how to securely submit those materials. Students will then be contacted to discuss and arrange proper accommodations. 

The Accommodation inquiry form is for students with accommodations who are experiencing challenges with implementing their Accommodation Plan.

Durham Tech's Section 504 Coordinator is Courtney Higgins. Email higginsc@durhamtech.edu or call at 919-536-7200, ext. 1105.
You may also find Section 504 coordination assistance at accessibilityservices@durhamtech.edu.