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May 15, 2024

UC Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) - Putting Together the Accessibility Puzzle Pieces 

Register in advance for the GAAD webinar:

When: May 16, 2024, 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific Time

April 24, 2024

Hello Disability Community,

This year has brought many changes and developments in law, policy, and practice for our community, and the coming year will bring even more. On Thursday, 5/2/24, 5-7 pm, DAC will host a disability state-of-the-state for disability service delivery program/project leads and interested community members. It will be hybrid (330 Warren Hall/Zoom option). 

March 28, 2024

Student Training and Education in Public Service (STEPS)

Cal Performances
Cal Performances invites blind or visually impaired UC Berkeley students to attend the April 2, 2024 performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and to take part in audio description services and a pre-show haptic tour. We are happy to provide free tickets for up to 5 students (+ 1 guest) to the April 2 performance. In return, we would love to hear your feedback on these services.

February 21, 2024

Annoucement from the UC Berkeley Digital Accessibility Program:

The Digital Accessibility Program (DAP) is excited to announce our continuing accessibility workshop series! Sessions will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 - 11 a.m.  through March. Each virtual session will begin with 15-minute presentations on the topics listed below, followed by office hours with our accessibility specialists. Bring your accessibility questions! 

November 20, 2023

BAMPFA Descriptive Tour - Sunday, December 3
Sunday, December 3, 11:15am - 12:30pm
UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2125 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, one block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station
$8 per person (special admission rate for this event)

October 18, 2023

This Friday, 10/20, RecWell will be hosting Adaptive Pickleball from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in the Kleeberger Field House within the Recreational Sport Facility. The sessions are FREE, great for beginners, and requires NO advance registration to participate.

October 17, 2023

Berkeley RecWell will be hosting Inclusive, Adaptive Clinics for the Fall semester! These samplers will feature different adaptive sports at each event. The sessions are FREE, great for beginners, and requires NO advance registration to participate.

April 20, 2023

American Sign Language Guided Tour of Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory

Saturday, April 29th, 1:30 PM

Patricia Lessard offers American Sign Language interpretation for a graduate student-led tour of the exhibition. Lessard is a specialist in ASL interpretation of visual art. All visitors are welcome.

April 17, 2023

February 28, 2023

Rec Sports is hosting Inclusive, Adaptive Sports Clinics for the spring semester! This sampler will feature different adaptive sports at each event. The sessions are great for beginners, are FREE of cost, and require NO sign ups. Rec Sports are starting with Wheelchair Basketball on Friday, March 3rd from 1:00pm - 3:00pm in the Kleeberger Field House within the Recreational Sport Facility.

February 6, 2023

UPDATED: Starting February 9th, 2023 Steve Johnston will have in-person drop-in sessions once a month at the Disability Cultural Community Center (DCC) on campus. Please review the handy guide for detailed information.

Next sessions:

February 9, 2023: DCC and Zoom

February 23, 2023: Zoom

September 19, 2022

Steve Johnston, the Policy, Complaint, and Special Project Manager in Disability Access and Compliance will be holding bi-weekly drop-in sessions every other Thursday from 3-4 pm, starting on September 8, 2022. Please review the handy guide for detailed information, which includes the Zoom link and instructions.

September 2022 drop-in sessions: September 8th and 22nd

July 11, 2022

We're in the news! Read more about UC Berkeley's efforts towards a digitally accessible campus environment, including DAC's involvement in a 3-year pilot program to help support remediation of the top 200 public-facing Berkeley websites, and the "launching of a new high-level committee that will focus on making sure the campus’s digital infrastructure is accessible to everyone."

February 3, 2022

A confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire is now available for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities who believe that they may need assistance during an emergency evacuation. Read the full campus-wide email that was recently sent out Feb 3, 2022 from DAC Executive Director Ella Callow and Vice Chancellor of Administration Marc Fisher, which also provides a link to the Questionnaire.

December 14, 2021

The Office of Graduate Diversity recently hosted a UC Berkeley Diversity Academy "Neurodiversity Workshop" on October 28, 2021. Check out their video to learn more about graduate school for neurodiverse individuals!

November 22, 2021

Monday, November 29th | 6:10 - 8:10 PM | Zoom Event

All are welcome to join in community building and advocacy! Come to the "Know Your Rights" Disability Town Hall, presented by the ASUC Disabled Students Commission and Berkeley Disabled Students. DAC will be providing an overview of the UC Berkeley grievance process, and students will be able to share their experiences navigating UCB. 

Stanford Social Innovation Review

After many years of excluding the disability community, philanthropy is starting to make changes. The Ford Foundation’s awakening on disability inclusion offers a model for the rest of the sector.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

“Disabled people live at the intersection of all systems of oppression and social justice issues. There isn’t one issue or one intersection where you will not find disabled individuals advocating for or experiencing the effects of those issues.” — Daphne Frias, youth activist, organizer, storyteller, and peacebuilder.

November 3, 2021

Join the DAC team! We're looking to hire a UC Berkeley student, eligible for Work-Study, to work part-time up to 19 hours a week at $25/hour. Students can access and apply for this position through the work-study portal and search for job number 4889145934