Join us monthly as we celebrate a different community on campus. UWL Celebration Months amplifies voices from the many vibrant cultures and communities on campus. Join us throughout the year as we celebrate our friends and neighbors and gain a deeper understanding of our community.

The purpose of this project is to give others on our campus, in the surrounding community, and anyone that visits the UWL website a chance to learn more about different experiences and perspectives of the community that we are celebrating on any given month.

Allies and advocates are invited to share their stories.

UWL Celebrates

Disability Pride Month

About Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month is recognized in July to celebrate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The ADA is an important piece of legislation that prohibits the discrimination of people with disabilities. Specifically, the ADA has unique implications for higher education. In tandem with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, the ADA created protections for students with disabilities and promises equal access to public education. The ADA also provided specific protections for faculty and staff with disabilities, ensuring a discrimination free workspace.
 
Disability Pride month offers everyone at UWL the opportunity to celebrate the progress we have made in creating an accessible campus. At the same time, it is a call to action to engage in the continued effort to make our campus more accessible for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.
 
Take a moment to reflect on how you can make your own world more accessible. Here are some great resources to learn more about UWL’s efforts in support people with disabilities.
· Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring (DREAM) student organization
 
Throughout Disability Pride Month, we will be celebrating the contributions of prominent activists, scholars, and change-makers in the Disability Rights Movement. We recognize that the Disability Rights movement is the collective work of millions of people with disabilities and their allies and we thank everyone working toward creating a more accessible future for all the work they do!
 
Read more about Disability Pride Month here: National Health Council