Disability Resources

This page provides resources that bring awareness to the challenges that people with disabilities face in order to promote communities of equity and justice and to support our students, faculty and staff.

Burke, L. (2020, August 5). The ADA at 30. Inside Higher Education.

Disability and Health Overview: Impairments, Activity Limitations and Participation Restrictions. (2020, September 16). Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC).  

Disability Barriers to Inclusion. (2020, September 16). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Disability Inclusion. (2020, September 16). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Disability Inclusion Strategies. (2020, September 15). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

How to Include People with Disabilities. (2021). Respect Ability. 

The Mental Health of People with Disabilities. (November 30, 2020). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Redden, E. (2020, September 29). Study Finds Recreation Websites Lacking in Disability Inclusion. Inside Higher Education.

Smith, M., Pineault, L., Dickson, M. & Tosch, K., (2020, September 2). Beyond ComplianceInside Higher Education.  

The Understood Team. Disability at Work: What it is and Why it Matters. Understood. 

Netflix. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution. Youtube. - “On the heels of Woodstock, a group of teen campers are inspired to join the fight for disability civil rights. This spirited look at grassroots activism is executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution premiers March 25th.” 

Netflix. 7 Incredible Real Stories | Celebrate DisabilityYoutube. - “We’re celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with these 7 incredible real stories.” 

Neudel, E. (2011, October 27). Lives Worth Living. PBS. - “People with disabilities are one of the largest minorities in the United States. But for most of American history, they occupied a sub-class of millions without access to everyday things most citizens take for granted: schools, apartment buildings, public transportation, and more. Some were forcibly sterilized under state laws. Others were committed to horrifying institutions where they were left and forgotten.” 

Abou-Zahra. S. (2019, December 3). Free Online Course “Introduction to Web Accessibility.” W3. 

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) – “AHEAD is the leading professional membership association for individuals committed to equity for persons with disabilities in higher education. Since 1977, AHEAD has offered an unparalleled member experience to disability resource professionals, student affairs personnel, ADA coordinators, diversity officers, AT/IT staff, faculty and other instructional personnel, and colleagues who are invested in creating welcoming higher education experiences for disabled individuals.”

American Psychological Association Disability Resources - “In daily life, how should we talk about disability? What words should we use to refer to people with disabilities? Is saying "the disabled" or "disabled people" acceptable, for example? Questions like these are important, particularly because disability represents a form of diversity, similar to one's gender, race, ethnicity, social class, religion and so on. Knowing how to sensitively refer to members of diverse groups is also important. Let's begin by defining some terms.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Disability and Health Overview) – “CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.”

Disability Inclusion ResourcesAmeriCorps. 

Disability Equality Index (DEI). - “The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, with those earning 80 and above recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.” 

General Disability Resources. National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC).  

Invisible Disabilities Association - “Invisible Disabilities® Association (IDA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. IDA is about believing. We believe you! The frequently invisible nature of illness and pain may lead to disbelief about that illness or pain by those surrounding the person who lives daily with invisible disabilities. This disbelief can lead to misunderstandings, rejection by friends, family and health care providers. It may also lead to accusations of laziness or faking an illness. We are passionate about providing awareness that invisible illness, pain and disabilities are very real! Our mission is to encourage, educate and connect people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Envision with us, a world where people living with illness, pain and disability will be Invisible No More.”

National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) – “NCCSD is the only federally-funded national center in the U.S. for college and graduate students with any type of disability, chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness. Find free information for students, parents, families, high school and college faculty and staff.” Resources are also available to faculty and staff with disabilities.”   

National Center on Disability and Journalism – “People with disabilities make up at least 19 percent of the U.S. population or 54.4 million people. The goal of the NCDJ is to provide support and guidance for journalists as they cover people with disabilities.”

Solutions Center: Free Webinars on Ideas You Can Use. (2021). Respect Ability. 

Burcaw, S. (2014, October 14). Laughing at My Nightmare. Roaring Book Press. 

Davio, K. (2017, October 2). It’s Just Nerves: Notes on a Disability. Squares & Rebels. 

Morris, J. (1991, January 1). Pride Against Prejudice: Transforming Attitudes to DisabilityWomen’s Press. 

Wong, A. (2020, June 30). Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century. Vintage. 

Yoshino, K. (2006, January 17). Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights. Penguin Random House, LLC

Pena, L. (2020, August 11). The Dangers of Oh-So-Subtle AbleismToday Parenting Team.

National Center on Disability and Journalism. Disability Language Style Guide.