Faculty Networking

Faculty networking provides the opportunity to create communities around disability, which can amplify disabled voices, create change through cooperation, and promote solutions through shared experiences. Different alliances and advocacy can connect across different social movements, organizations, and institutions, and each can provide different opportunities and challenges. We are collating a collection of different communities and to promote information sharing and disability connections created across multiple identities and backgrounds.

  • Society for Disability Studies (SDS)
    The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the study of disability in social, cultural, and political contexts. Disability Studies recognizes that disability is a key aspect of human experience, and that the study of disability has important political, social, and economic implications for society as a whole, including both disabled and nondisabled people.
  • New Disability Coalition Network
    This program aims to bring together participants representing a range of different institutions and career stages for pointed conversations about disability rights, advocacy, and justice. Participants in the network will be placed into small, collaborative groups that will meet with some regularity over Zoom or another similar platform.
  • Disabled Academic Collective
    A group of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members, and independent scholars who identify as disabled came together in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to form a support network. They have found the academy at large to be an inaccessible space, one that is especially hard to navigate for those with disabilities. The Collective provides a platform for disabled academics to chat, share experiences, solicit advice, and share hope for the future. They are committed to dismantling ableist barriers to access in higher education.
  • National Association of Disabled Staff Networks
    A super-network focused on connecting and representing disabled staff networks. They provide a collective platform to share experiences and good practice and examine challenges and opportunities within postsecondary education. They are open to any individual and organization (public, private, social, or voluntary) interested in the equality of disabled staff.
  • The Mind Hears
    This blog is written by and for academics at all career stages with some degree of hearing loss.
  • AccessComputing Resources for Faculty with Disabilities
    Information and resources shared by AccessComputing that can help underrepresented faculty be successful in their work.