The Faculty Coalition for Disability Rights (FCDR) advocates for disability rights at the University of California Berkeley. With membership drawn from all faculty ranks, the Coalition’s mission is to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities on our campus so that they may enjoy full and equal participation in all aspects of the university.
In addition to coordinating the Workers' Compensation program for the campus, Disability Management provides services to reduce the human and fiscal cost of workplace disability.
The Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare's Disability webpage provides a variety of resources for disabled faculty, including but not limited to: reasonable accommodations, assistive technologies, and UHS.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), offers support in a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: Work-related stress, mental illness, addiction, elder care, family problems, and training.
Berkeley Human Resources outlines Interactive Process procedures on reasonable accommodation, in order to provide employees access to perform the essential assigned duties of their position. The campus will explore reasonable accommodation options when an employee requests accommodation, or there is evidence that an employee may need accommodation due to a covered disability. These procedures also describe the accommodation interactive process of which employees, employers, and departments are required to engage in.
The Accessible Course Materials Initiative provides help and guidance to the campus community in ensuring that course materials delivered in digital form are accessible to all students.
The Library at UC Berkeley works with DSP to make course-related print material accessible to students with print disabilities. Students can also access self-service Library resources such as SensusAccess, a program that automates the conversion of documents into a range of alternative formats including mp3, e-books, Braille, and Daisy.
The Web Accessibility site serves as a resource for website and content owners, web developers, assistive technology users, and anyone else who wants to make sure that online information and tools are accessible to all members of the Berkeley community, regardless of disability.
The mission of the Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees is to provide an informal dispute resolution process in which the Ombudsperson advocates for fairness, justice, respect for differences, and reasonable solutions to student and postdoctoral issues and concerns. The Ombuds Office also serves as an alert mechanism for systemic change on campus.