Disability & Access Initiative

The Disability and Access Initiative brings together faculty from the humanities, the social sciences, Pratt School of Engineering, the Global Health Institute, the School of Medicine, the School of Law, and the Divinity School. Through readings and discussions, participants work toward building disability studies content into their courses and developing a disability-conscious pedagogy.


For information on how to make your event inclusive for people with disabilities, we recommend this resource by Rooted in Rights.

People often have trouble knowing what language to use when talking/writing about disability. This disability language style guide by the National Center on Disability in Journalism can help you improve your awareness. They also provide a shorter list of terms to avoid.

Beth Haller has written a useful overview on how reporters can do a better job of covering disability issues in the media. Her article includes many other disability resources as well.

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