About Us

Background image: Two students talking near Sather Gate
Image credit:
Noah Berger

Mission

Disability Access & Compliance (DAC) connects the UC Berkeley community with the resources, training, evaluative tools, and services that support equal access to students, staff, faculty, and visitors with disabilities to participate in university-sponsored non-course-related programs or activities. In collaboration with our community, Disability Access & Compliance:

  • Strives to create a university environment universally accessible to all regardless of their relative level of ability;

  • Honours UC Berkeley’s critical role in the history of the Disability Rights Movement and works to build on the efforts of those past disability advocates;

  • And Searches for opportunities to engage the campus in embracing equitable and inclusive practices encompassing the broadest spectrum of disabilities.

To achieve those objectives, DAC offers a combination of direct services and accommodations to people with disabilities, consultations for campus units in support of people with disabilities, accessibility assessments, and compliance mandates in accordance with federal, state, and local law.