Student Disability Commission

Welcome to the ASUW Student Disability Commission website!

The SDC understands disability as not merely an individual or medical problem, but rather the result of social and physical barriers to full participation in society. We also recognize that disabilities affect people in unique ways based on culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, class, and political backgrounds. We want to celebrate these differences within our community.

Upcoming Event:

UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN HIGHER EDUCATION WEBINAR

Light blue background with waves. Navy text in top left corner reads “Universal Design in Higher Education with Dr. Sheryl Burghstahler, Dr. Joanne Woiak and Dr. Heather Evans on creating an inclusive campus. Thursday, May 13th 6-7pm PDT.” Small light blue square logo in bottom left corner that reads “DisDiv”, with a circular purple SDC logo in bottom right corner. On right side, big black and white picture of Dr. Sheryl Burghstahler (white woman with curly hair wearing a striped polo shirt) with pink, green, and purple threads embroidered around the picture in rays going outward.
Image description: Light blue background with waves. Navy text in top left corner reads “Universal Design in Higher Education with Dr. Sheryl Burghstahler, Dr. Joanne Woiak and Dr. Heather Evans on creating an inclusive campus. Thursday, May 13th 6-7pm PDT.” Small light blue square logo in bottom left corner that reads “DisDiv”, with a circular purple SDC logo in bottom right corner. On right side, big black and white picture of Dr. Sheryl Burghstahler (white woman with curly hair wearing a striped polo shirt) with pink, green, and purple threads embroidered around the picture in rays going outward.

Interested in learning how to make education more accessible? Come join us for an hour-long event led by Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler, the director of DO-IT at UW, who will be providing a brief overview about Universal Design. Universal Design aims to create classroom environments that are accessible and inclusive for all students, without the need for disability-specific accommodations. Additionally two UW disability studies professors, Dr. Joanne Woiak and Dr. Heather Evans, will be joining this event to discuss the importance of ensuring accessibility in UW classrooms. Register for the event using the link above!

Accessibility information: ASL interpretation and CART captioning will be provided. The workshop will be recorded and made available for asynchronous access afterwards.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Toby Gallant at asuw.sdc.intern7@gmail.com.


SDC JOBS ARE NOW OPEN!

Pale purple background with a brown left sidebar. Circular SDC logo with a circular picture of a group of people standing under an "ASUW" sign below it. Text reads "STUDENT DISABILITY COMMISSION. APPLICATIONS OPEN! Want to get PAID to advocate for disability justice? Consider applying for the ASUW Student Disability Commission! We are a student-run, student-lead organization committed to the needs of disabled student of the UW.  Our goal is to foster an environment that is not only accepting, but celebratory of disabled people through social, educational, and cultural programming. SDC is committed to disability issues and liberation. DIRECTOR APPLICATION CLOSES APRIL 25TH. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR APPLICATION CLOSES MAY 9TH. HTTP://WWW.SDC.ASUW.ORG/

Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 SDC Assistant Director position! Check out the full job description and access the application through HANDSHAKE UW HERE. If you have any questions for the current Director (asuwsdc1@uw.edu) or Assistant Director (asuwsdc2@uw.edu), please email us! We would absolutely love to talk to you.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JOB APPLICATION LINKED HERE!