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Welcome

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

Join University Disability Resources to celebrate #DisabilityPrideMonth! 

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 1PM to 4PM 

Where: Science Center Plaza 

Event description: Join us for American Sign Language and Salsa lessons led by HSE alum Kerry Thompson (’08), deafblind disability rights advocate and founder of Silent Rhythms. No prior knowledge of salsa or ASL are needed.

Register: Disability Pride Month Event registration link

For more information, or to request accommodations for the event, please email disabilityresources@harvard.edu

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

Aimi Hamraie, Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, & Society and American Studies at Vanderbilt University and the author of Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability recently spoke at the Design School on their research and history of the built environment. One can access their talk on Critical Access Studies

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.