Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning

Committee Description

The Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (CACDAP) includes the voices of all major constituent groups at UC Berkeley and is made up of individuals with a commitment to diversity and inclusion for disabled members of our community.  Reporting directly to the Chancellor, its membership is comprised mostly of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities. 

The Council helps with the following six major activities: 

  • Assist with the development of a new disability and accessibility strategic plan
  • Monitor the development and execution of the ADA Transition Plan & Self Evaluation
  • Assess the need for new resources and staff, and develop outreach and educational efforts to help improve accountability and response
  • Envision how we can celebrate disability culture and history on this campus
  • Identify priorities for the School’s work in disability inclusion
  • Provide critical feedback on the implementation of specific programs and activities important to people with disabilities in the campus community

The overarching goals and objectives of the Council are: 

  • To serve in an advisory capacity on issues regarding disability to the Chancellor
  • To foster a campus community that embraces and respects disability as a component of diversity
  • To encourage and prioritize sustainable programmatic, communication and built-environment objectives that improve the campus experience for people with disabilities
  • To enable transparency on topics, issues, and initiatives related to disability within the UC Berkeley community