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2022 Disability Celebration Month

Dear SDSU Community,

San Diego State University is commemorating Disability Celebration Month through a series of exciting community events throughout April. Disability organizations date back to the 1800s, but progress for disability rights experienced a significant period of growth in the second half of the 20th century. During this time, the disability rights community spent many years advocating for change. It was not until 1990 that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed. The ADA, and the subsequent ADA Amendments Act of 2008, are well known civil rights legislation that prohibit discrimination against disabled people and continue to shape the disability community today.

Disabled thinkers, artists, politicians, and activists have had an incredible impact on society. For example, Assistive Technology (AT) has been used to provide accommodations to disabled peoples while also influencing how the world operates. Accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals led to technological advancements that we use to communicate every day.


Calendar of Events


Please Join Us

All members of the campus community are invited to join the Student Ability Success Center (SASC) for the following virtual events (Zoom registration details are linked below): 

  • April 13: The Shift to Identity First Language with Dr. Toni Saia will be held at 12 p.m. 
  • April 20: Compassionate Awareness with Manuel Rivera from C&PS will be held virtually at 11 a.m. 
  • April 25- April 29: Accessible Technology Week (collaboration with IT Division): Instructional Technology Services and SASC will provide resources on accessible technology throughout the week via tabling and social media 
  • April 28: Join the Student Ability Success Center on Instagram and Facebook for Kaleidoscope of Abilities content throughout the day Additional resources are available throughout the year through the Student Ability Success Center, Disability Employee Resource Center, Adaptive Athletics, and the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative.