Disability and Higher Education

Photograph: Participants in the School of Public Health and Health Professions 2017 Public Health Summer Camp take part in lesson about community accessibility for people with disabilities at Kimball. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki

April 11, 2018, at the UB Center for Tomorrow

Wednesday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

For most people familiar with the process of seeking accommodations through institutional channels, we know that there is often a disconnect between following the letter of the law and maximizing the learning experience for everyone involved. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires us to provide reasonable accommodations for students and workers with disabilities. When is it not enough? What can universities do better? This discussion will bring together scholars, students, and advocates to discuss the particulars of succeeding as a student, teacher, and researcher while disabled.


Cynthia Wu, cw229@buffalo.edu

Advance Registration

The conference is free and open to the public with advance registration via the link below.  

Conference Participants

Susan Mann Dolce, Accessibility Resources, University at Buffalo

Kimberly Elmore, National Center for College Students with Disabilities

Kelly Gaskin, American Studies, University at Buffalo

Martha Mock, Education, University of Rochester

Margaret Price, English, Ohio State University

Michael Rembis, History, University at Buffalo

Joseph Valente, English, University at Buffalo

Renee Zimmerman, Young Adult Life Transitions

Conference Co-Sponsors

  • The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
  • UB Center for Disability Studies
  • UB Humanities Institute