ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY,
AND INCLUSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND BEYOND

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Inclusive Design Can Change the Face of Campus Architecture

In 2016, architect James Sink and his colleagues at HMC Architects hosted what they expected to be a typical stakeholder meeting in the early stages...

Education Department Launches Civil Rights Investigations Over Bans on Mask Mandates

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has opened investigations into five states that have bans on indoor mask mandates, according...

Evolution of Assistive Technology Presents A World of Possibilities for People...

In October 2007, Mark Daniel, an 18-year-old ironworker, was driving home after several consecutive 80-hour work weeks. Exhausted, he fell asleep at the wheel,...

Cornell Law School Makes Innovative Website Accessible to All

The Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute (LII) is a nonprofit that promotes open access to legal documents and research and is based...

Gallaudet University and National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange to Host...

On July 31, 2020, Gallaudet University and the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) will host the Joining Hands Symposium, a one-day event...

Work Experience, Specialized Services Are Key to Reducing Unemployment Among People...

American universities dedicate millions of dollars each year to disability services, ensuring students have access to the accommodations they need to succeed on a...

Preparing Future Dentists to Serve Special Needs Patients

Just like everyone else, patients with special needs must have regular dental care to maintain healthy teeth and gums. However, finding dentists with the...

Charting Progress

Ensuring Equity to Improve College Preparation at Charter Schools It’s difficult to say whether charter schools are doing a good job of preparing underrepresented students for...

University of Central Florida Prepares Students for Success Via Access and...

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Key Considerations for Building an Inclusive Work Environment for Individuals with...

October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme is “#InclusionWorks,” and employers are encouraged to demonstrate their support for the inclusion...

Advocates Work to Improve Opportunities for Job Seekers with Disabilities

In 2014, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities was 64.6 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Labor Force Characteristics...

Americans with Disabilities Struggle to Gain Employment 25 Years After the...

This past Sunday, July 26, marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by President George H. W....

Empowering Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

As the number of students with autism entering postsecondary education increases, colleges and universities offer more programs and accommodations to help them manage the...

Universities Respond to the Extra Training Needs for Special Education Teachers

The need for all educators to have multicultural training is essential, but it is even more crucial for teachers of students with disabilities, especially...

An Exceptional Resource for Would-Be Nurses with Disabilities

Stephanie Mejia always wanted to be a nurse. But when she was 11, she had a mini-stroke caused by a brain tumor, which led...