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Access and Crisis: Disability and the Collapse of Everything

UMD Disability Summit 2021

During the UMD Disability Summit, we will host an online space to exchange ideas, research, practices for academics, scholars, activists, advocates, allies, practitioners and more.

Please mark your calendars, and save the date for the week of April 12th-14th, 2021.

Call for papers, art, performances, and more: Submissions are due February 11th, 2021.

For more updated information, please check https://pcdi.umd.edu/summit-home.


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Celebrating PCDI Co-chair, Dr. Ana Palla-Kane!

Dr. Palla-Kane will be receiving the prestigious President's Distinguished Service Award at the 37th Annual Faculty and Staff Convocation on Monday, October 19 at 3 PM. Please join us in celebrating Dr. Pall-Kane and her accomplishments!

View the event at https://umd.edu/convocation.


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October Disability Awareness Month

Held each October, Disability Awareness Month is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's employees with disabilities. The President's Commission on Disability Issues organized a list of events to be held online.

Find the program at https://pcdi.umd.edu/awareness-month.


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COVID-19 Guidance to Our Community With Disabilities

A message was sent to the university from Dr. Chetan Joshi, Director of the University Counseling Center, and Dr. Ana Palla-Kane, Director Senior IT Accessibility and UX Specialist in the Office of Academic Technology & Innovation, Division of IT on Friday, March 27, 2020. It provides resources for teaching online, accommodations, counseling service, and more.

Read the letter at https://pcdi.umd.edu/covid-19.