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Grant Bolsters University’s Support for STEM Students with Disabilities

With new federal grant funding, the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) has implemented several programs...

Special Education Professor Taps into Technology, Grant Funding to Engage Students

Before Anya Evmenova, PhD, of George Mason University (GMU) became an award-winning special education professor, one of her most influential teachers wasn’t an instructor...

New USM Program Provides College and Career Opportunities to Students with...

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is introducing a new certificate program to provide higher education and job training opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Created...

UT Austin Opens Disability Cultural Center Focused on Inclusion

The University of Texas at Austin’s (UT Austin) new Disability Cultural Center (DCC) builds community and connections for students with disabilities and pushes forward important...

Temple Announces $10M Gift to Support Students with Disabilities

Temple University recently announced it received a $10.9 million gift that will establish an endowed fund to support students with physical disabilities. The donation was...

Adaptive College Sports Bring Athletes with Disabilities off the Sidelines

Despite the long, difficult, and winding path he has taken to this point, Jerome Montgomery Jr. feels a sense of destiny as a student-athlete...

Justice Department Announces Agreements with Universities to Ensure Accessibility for Individuals...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced two agreements with New York University (NYU) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)...

Northern Arizona University Selected as Regional Hub for STEM Alliance for...

Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) Institute for Human Development was recently selected as the regional leader for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Alliance of Students...

Valedictorian with Nonspeaking Autism Delivers Historic Commencement Speech

In May, valedictorian Elizabeth Bonker broke the mold of a traditional commencement speaker at her graduation from Rollins College, a private liberal arts institution...

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...

Education Department to Cancel Debt for Borrowers with Severe Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is set to cancel more than $5.8 billion in student loan debt for more than 320,000 borrowers with severe...

National Deaf History Month Celebrates the Power of Student Protest

National Deaf History Month takes place each year from March 13 through April 15 to commemorate the accomplishments of the Deaf and hard of...

Oxnard College Professor on Paid Leave After Chastising Hard of Hearing...

Michael Abram, a tenured human physiology professor at Oxnard College in California, was placed on paid leave last week after a TikTok video of...

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Struggle with Accessibility Issues During...

Nearly all college students have faced their fair share of difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic when it comes to keeping up academically. For the...

Universities Offer Mental Health Support to Vulnerable Student Populations During the...

When colleges and universities closed their doors last spring amid rising COVID-19 cases, many vulnerable student populations were left without critical campus resources. Being unable...

Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline Becomes Cradle-to-College Pathway Under Groups’ Efforts

“Auntie, I really wish they’d have air conditioning in jail.” It was a scorching hot summer in the Bronx. Ronnette Summers couldn’t believe what was...

Building Success

Schools design inclusive spaces where students can find support, fellowship Too often, campus spaces are designed without specific groups or identities in mind. Yet considering...