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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

October 29, 2021

An accessible house is for sale that would be wonderful for someone who uses a wheelchair! The house was previously occupied by a woman in a wheelchair, who had a husband who was an engineer. They have made the home very comfortable and accommodating. The house is located at 1782 Capistrano in Berkeley. Please share the post with anyone who might be interested.

October 28, 2021


This article discusses some basic steps you can take to help keep disabled neighbors and loved ones safe as the country opens back up, beyond getting your COVID-19 vaccination. 

October 6, 2021

The Arc

Read about the 24-hour vigil in front of the Captiol to raise awareness of those struggling to access home and community based services. 

December 3, 2020

GSI Teaching and Resource Center

More than a Remote Possibility: Rethinking Inclusion in the College Classroom

December 8th | 1-2:30pm

October 26, 2020

Crip Camp Film Screening

Film - Documentary | October 27 | 4-6:30 p.m. |

Sponsor: Office of Disability Access & Compliance

May 14, 2020

College of Environmental Design

The College of Environmental Design is honored to announce that Raymond Lifchez, Professor Emeritus of Architecture and of City & Regional Planning, has donated $2.5 million to endow the Lifchez Professor of Practice in Universal Design and in support of continued fundraising efforts at CED. 

May 5, 2020

Susan Schweik

May 4-9, 2020

3-4pm Daily (East Coast Time)

Closed-Captioning and Audio Description provided for all performances

Netta Yerushalmy presents the livestream premiere of her epic work Paramodernities. The six-part encyclopedic series deconstructs historic dance works by Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Martha Graham, and Vaslav Nijinsky. 

Each performance is followed by a live discussion with special guests and an interactive chat with the audience. 

Haas Business News article about Matthew Wangeman, Berkeley alumnus, disability advocate, and Northern Arizona University Disability Studies professor. 

Marsha Saxton

Katie Savin will speak on KPFA’s Upfront on the COVID Pandemic impact on people with disabilities LIVE Wed. 5/6 at 7:30am PST 94.1FM.

Katie Savin, MSW, is a PhD student in the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and a lecturer in the social work department at California State University, East Bay, focused on disability justice.

March 20, 2020

Sunday March 22 1-3 on Zoom

Presented by the Bay Area Disabled Dance Collective

February 20, 2020

Dear Valued Partner, 

I wanted to share with you some exciting news of Rec Sport's brand new wheelchair basketball program. Please find some information below about our upcoming showcase (open to the public) as well as other opportunities to play and participate.