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The President's Commission on Disability Issues

Statement of Purpose (May 2007)

Established in 1986, the President’s Commission on Disability Issues is responsible for advising the President on issues of concern to people with disabilities. The Commission investigates and studies these issues as part of the University’s commitment to the full participation of all members of its community in the educational, cultural, and social life of the campus. Its mission is to recommend steps that will help the University create a respectful, inclusive and universally accessible environment for people with disabilities.

Upcoming Event

TerpAccess* Disability Awareness and Advocacy Training (DAAT)

Friday, May 15th
11am to 1pm
The Fridgen Student Lounge | School of Public Health
Lunch will be provided
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The training will give an overview of contemporary disability rights issues both on this campus and within the community at large. Those in attendance will be part of a number of activities and become part of a community of scholars who are dedicated to making this campus and our society more accessible for students, faculty, staff and community members with disabilities.

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Faculty Panel on Disability Studies - March 11, 2015

Faculty Panel on Disability Studies The President’s Commission on Disability Issues hosted a panel to discuss how this university approaches disability studies.

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Office of the President | University of Maryland | (301) 405-5803
Main Administration Building, College Park, MD 20742-5025

Comments and questions may be directed to pcdi@umd.edu