Disability Studies

People who study Disability look at how the world and different professions understand and respond to disability and people with a disability. People working in the field of Disability Studies promote social justice, equitable and inclusive educational opportunities, and full and meaningful access to all aspects of society for people with a disability/disabled people.

Disability Studies Websites

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)—type Disability Studies into the search box on the top right. aera.net

Additional Resources

  • DOL Launches Disability Historical Timeline for ADA 25th Anniversary: dol.gov/featured/ada/The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has unveiled a disability historical timeline called “Advancing Equal Access to Opportunity” as a start to its celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The timeline highlights the laws related to disability employment from 1920 to the present. In addition to the timeline, DOL is featuring personal stories submitted by workers with disabilities who have been affected by the ADA in their lives and careers. Meredith Ausenbaugh, an intern at DOL, has written a blog on “3 Things You Can Do to Celebrate 25 Years of the ADA,” including submitting your own story to be shared.