Disability Identity and Culture Month

Disability Identity and Culture Month | October 2022

This October, Miami is excited to celebrate Disability Identity and Culture Month, stemming from the nationally recognized Disability Employment Awareness Month. Miami uses this time to highlight authentic representations of disability, disability language, and how society understands disability. During this month and beyond we hope all members of the Miami community take time to listen to the disability community, learn about disability in its various forms, and act to increase accessibility in their daily lives.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Afrotistic bookclub in September - Sign up here to join the bookclub
  • Kala Allen Omeiza Keynote - Dolibois C, October 4th, 6 p.m.
  • Love, Honor, Access Tie Dye - Slant Walk, October 5th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Disability History BINGO - Date and time TBA
  • DIY De-stress Event - Miller Center 304 Shriver, October 19th, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Disability Identity and Exploration Film Series:
    • Where’s Molly? - Shideler 152, September 7th, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 
    • Crip Camp - Shriver Center, 1st Floor Admissions Auditorium, October 25, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Sound and Fury - Shideler 152, November 17th, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Coffee & Conversations with the Students with Disabilities Advisory Council - Shriver 310, October 27th, 4:30 - 6 p.m. 

Mark your calendars now! Additional details and program offerings will be found here and on the University events calendar throughout the next month.

Disability Focused Centers and Degree Programs

AccessMU Center

AccessMU Center

The AccessMU Center works to create a more accessible environment by providing information and services to enhance equal access for students with and without disabilities. Responsibilities include the accessibility review and testing of applications, websites, and documents; accessibility training; and captioning support services.

Learn more about the AccessMU Center.

Review Creating Accessible Content Resources

Explore Accessibility Tools

Miami University Center for Assistive Technology MUCAT Logo

Miami University Center for Assistive Technology

 The Miami University Center for Assistive Technology (MU-CAT) is a cross-disciplinary scholarly research center to enable engineering solutions for socially relevant problems for improving quality of life by assisting the lives of older adults and people with disabilities. Housed within the College of Engineering and Computing, MU-CAT is an interdisciplinary center working collaboratively with Scripps Gerontology Center as well as the Center for Social Entrepreneurship in Farmer School of Business.

Learn more about the MU-CAT.

Disability Studies Minor

The disability studies minor offers a broad liberal arts approach to the study of disability, providing students with knowledge of the historical, social, artistic, literary, legal, educational, philosophical, and political framing of disability.

Learn more about the Disability Studies minor.

Additional Disability Centered Resources