Student Disability Commission

UW Disability Studies Program

Disability Rights march | NY, New York, 1993

Disability Studies is a multi-disciplinary field that investigates, critiques, and enhances Western society‚Äôs understandings of disability. The Disability Studies Program’s Minor, Major, and Graduate Certificate will introduce you to a critical framework for recognizing how people with disabilities have experienced disadvantages and exclusion because of personal and societal responses to impairment, and for exploring how disability activists and scholars have re-conceptualized disability from a more empowering social-political and human rights perspective as an element of human diversity and a source of community.