Resources for Disability Related Information
ACCESS Study: Information and Presentation Now Available to UB Campus Community
During the fall 2008 semester, UB participated in The Assessment of Campus Climate to Enhance Student Success (ACCESS) study, a research initiative of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). The study aims to help ensure the most fully inclusive environment possible for students with disabilities by enhancing the knowledge needed to change attitudes and practices on college campuses.
For the study, data were collected from UB faculty, administrators, staff and students with and without disabilities regarding the campus climate for students with disabilities. The ACCESS information equips the university with the tools needed to take a proactive approach to creating a more-inclusive UB, something that will benefit the entire campus community.
View study summary as a PowerPoint presentation (3.4MB).
To arrange for a presentation about the survey for any interested faculty, administrative, staff, or student group or class on campus, please contact Dr. Susan Mann Dolce the Accessibility Resources Assistant Director for Consultation and Research, at 645-2608.
Center for Disability Studies
Located within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), the Center for Disability Studies has both academic and community goals. It seeks to promote and be a forum for academic research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences and to facilitate the integration of people with disabilities into the community.
Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA)
The IDeA Center is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population.
Center for Disability Studies Website coming soon! The College of Arts and Sciences has launched a Center for Disability Studies, a partnership between CAS and People Inc. aimed at advancing greater acceptance of persons with disabilities in the community.
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
It is the mission of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) to uphold the University's commitment to the creation of an inclusive campus climate, affirmative action, and equal opportunity within the conditions, terms and privileges of employment and education. EDI seeks to advance diversity and inclusion by raising awareness, increasing access, removing barriers, and empowering all to maximize their full potential.
Universal Design Education Online
A site that supports educators and students in their teaching and study of universal design. Universal design is an approach to the design of all products and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability, or situation.
Please see our Information and Referrals webpage for more resources.
Cornucopia Of Disability Information
Serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas. It consists of both an Internet Directory of Disability Information and a repository of electronic disability documents, dating back to the early 1990s. Many of the documents on CODI are publicly available nowhere else on the Internet.
Museum of disABILITY History
Dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities. The Museum's exhibits, collections, archives and educational programs create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery. The Museum is a project of People, Inc. http://www.people-inc.org/, a Western New York non-profit human services agency.
Media Accessibility Checklists for Audio/Video and Common Microsoft Office Products
An excellent resource for faculty looking to design accessible course materials. These resources are maintained by the Office of Instructional Design at Buffalo State College.
Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)
A membership organization of professionals in various fields of practice to improve opportunities for individuals with disabilities in higher education.
The United States government provides a Web portal to federal information and regulations pertaining to disability access.
Heath Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center
Since 2000, the HEATH Resource Center has served as a national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities, managed by The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. HEATH resource papers, fact sheets, guides, and directories focus on topics such as accessibility, career development, classroom and laboratory accommodations, financial aid, independent living, transition resources, training and postsecondary education, career-technical education, and rehabilitation services. The HEATH Resource Center gathers and disseminates information to help people with disabilities reach their full potential through postsecondary education and training.
The Center for Universal Design in Education
The Center for Universal Design in Education (CUDE) develops and collects resources to help educators apply universal design to all aspects of the educational experience.
National Organization on Disability
In addition to keeping you up to date on the most recent developments, the N.O.D. web site provides you with the latest in disability-related news, information and resources.
The National Council on Disability
A federal agency reporting to the Congress and President on issues and developments pertaining to the rights of Americans with Disabilities.
The Society for Disability Studies (SDS)
An international non-profit organization that promotes the study of disability in social, cultural, and political contexts.
Offers web accessibility training, consulting services, and website validation, as well as organizing an active community of accessibility trainers, bloggers, and experienced designers