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Campus Disability Offices Rebranding to Become More Inclusive

In recent years, a growing number of college disability service centers have undergone name changes to become more inclusive and to highlight the broad...

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Argos for Autism at the...

Celebrated every October since 1945, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, (NDEAM) affirms the contributions of workers with disabilities and advocates for an increasingly inclusive...

Universities Build Culture by Promoting Disability as an Identity

Progressive universities recognize they must go above and beyond what the law requires to include students with disabilities on campus. Simply providing accommodations according...

Building an Inclusive Environment for Students and Employees with Disabilities

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated number of Americans with disabilities in 2017 was almost 40 million, or 12.8 percent of the...

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973: 45 Years of Activism and Progress

The year 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the predecessor of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)....

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Virtual Academic Community Uses Tech to...

When Chris Brucker started his graduate degree in architecture at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), none of his classmates were deaf or hard of...

Advocates Focus on Inclusion to Improve Public Policy Affecting Individuals with...

Although the inclusion of people with disabilities in U.S. public policy may be fractured at best, many institutions around the country are trying to...

Research Aims to Improve Experiences of Marginalized Groups

As the national conversation on race and diversity continues to expand and diverge, colleges and universities are beginning to support scholarship in these areas...

AccessSTEM Aims to Make STEM Careers a Reality for Students of...

According to James Brown, executive director of the nonprofit STEM Education Coalition, the future of the economy lies with the science, technology, engineering, and...

Improving Health Outcomes by Ensuring the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities...

The link between the number of healthcare providers who are members of minority and underserved communities and improved health outcomes for those communities is...

The Importance of Identity: How the University of Maryland Uses Self-Discovery...

It can be difficult to fully understand and appreciate people from different cultures or backgrounds without first comprehending how one’s own background and beliefs...

Building Support Systems for Students with Disabilities

At a time when educational expectations for securing employment are increasing and the unemployment rate is decreasing, one sector of the population is not...

Room for Improvement

The struggle to advance disability inclusion in the workplace continues. As Americans with disabilities continue to struggle to find employment — with some reluctant to...

Universities Struggle to Ensure Access to Online Education for Students with...

When it comes to enabling students with disabilities to take full advantage of higher education, online course materials can be potentially empowering. This is...

USBLN Plays Matchmaker for Companies That See Value in Disability Inclusion

In the United States, an estimated 57 million people live with a disability. Of these, 19.5 percent who are of working age are employed,...