- Disability Studies Academic Community
The Disability Studies Academic Community (DISC) website is an international, interdisciplinary, user-generated, digital forum providing support, collegial networks, and information that sustains a disability studies academic community and promotes disability studies in a humanities focus. The DISC offers the opportunity for exchanging and locating information about research, teaching, resources, texts, program and syllabi development, professional opportunities, funding sources, and access guidelines. It serves, too, as a digital repository for multidisciplinary syllabi, an interdisciplinary bibliography, archives of conference presentations, listserv discussions, and exhibits focusing on disability studies. The DISC primarily serves scholars, teachers, students, librarians, and/or program administrators in higher education who are interested in or practice disability studies in a humanities context.
- DS-HUM Listserv
DS-HUM serves as a moderated forum for discussion and a bulletin board for those interested and involved in disability studies across the broad range of humanities scholarship.
H-Disability is a scholarly network that explores the multitude of historical issues surrounding the experience and phenomenon of 'disability.' H-Disability was established in response to the growing academic interest and expanding scholarly literature on issues of disability throughout the world.
- National Organization on Disability
The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. Since 1982, the NOD has been working to expand the participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of American life. In order to help people with disabilities improve their quality of life, the NOD identifies these activities, and learns why participation is low. For these reasons, the NOD has commissioned the Harris Poll to conduct surveys of Americans with disabilities since 1986. A "gap", as the NOD defines it, is the difference in the level of participation between people with and without disabilities as measured in the NOD/Harris surveys. The "gap areas" identified include employment and income, education, community participation and socializing, transportation, political participation, health care, religious participation, and use of technology.
- Student Disability Center
The University of California, Davis, is committed to ensuring equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities. An integral part of that commitment is the coordination of specialized academic support services through the Student Disability Center (SDC). The philosophy of the SDC is to promote independence and integrated participation in campus life for students with disabilities. The SDC is staffed by professional Disability Specialists who specialize in different areas of disability: learning, vision, hearing, medical, psychological, and mobility. The SDC is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and is located at 54 Cowell Building. Please call (530) 752-3184 or stop by if you have any questions