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Harvard University Disability Resources (UDR) welcomes students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. UDR values disability as integral to our rich diversity and provides leadership to University efforts to ensure an accessible, inclusive welcoming learning and working environment for individuals with disabilities while complying with federal and state regulations.

UDR serves as a central resource on disability-related information, procedures and services for the University community and provides expertise in the development, implementation, and acquisition for best and promising disability-related University practices, procedures and resources.

News and Information

Making Art and Art Museums Accessible

How do we think about museums as inclusive spaces, providing accessibility in all aspects of the museum experience, the exhibitions, the tours, the building, programming, and the virtual space? How can museums be areas of opportunity to embed inclusion? By using their work  at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as a real-world example, Jessica and Ronit will provide practical tools and techniques for individuals in any field to start thinking about how to make their environment and practice more inclusive and universally accessible. Join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for interactive demonstrations.
Wednesday Oct 19 6pm to 7pm, Location: Pierce Hall, Room 209 
Registration Link here

For more information, or to request accommodations for the event, please email


Disability as Diversity Celebration 

Booths, Music, and Food celebrating Harvard's disability community.
Wednesday Oct 26 1pm to 4pm
Science Center Plaza

Want to run a booth at this event? Please see our Booth Registration Form

For more information, or to request accommodations for the event, please email


The Mindbug of Implicit Bias

This event, which will take place on Zoom on Thursday, October 27 from 3pm to 4pm, features Dr. Tessa Charlesworth discussing implicit bias. Recent years have seen an increase in awareness around the idea of "implicit bias" and its many consequences for individual actions and for our society. But what is implicit bias, really? This lecture will discuss the science behind implicit bias – how it is measured and identified, the ways it develops in childhood and across the lifespan, and how it shapes our world.
Thursday Oct 27 3pm to 4pm
Happening via Zoom!
Registration Link here

For more information, or to request accommodations for the event, please email


A chance to 'amplify one another': What is Disability Pride Month?

Building Accessible Spaces - Integrating Assistive Technology, video now available!: This project is part of the 2019 President's Administrative Innovation Fund. Learn more about integrating different types of assistive technology in a space, including FM Systems, Bluetooth technology, and other tech used to make spaces accessible (Harvard Affiliates Only) - Link to Building Accessible Spaces

Authentic Inclusion Drives Innovation: Presentation by Frances West, video now available! (Harvard Affiliates Only) - Link to Authentic Inclusion Drives Innovation

The Changing Reality of Disability in America 2020: Presented by the Institute for Human Centered Design, this documentary film and research project reexamines the experience of disability in America, and shines a light on the stories of those all too often left behind. Watch the documentary and read the full research report

Department of Justice (DOJ) Statement on Civil Rights during COVID

Black America and COVID-19

COVID-19: Effective Communication for Individuals with Hearing Loss

Watch “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution”, winner of the 2020 Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival for U.S. Documentary, on Netflix. This film focuses on the disability civil rights movement.