UW Disability Equity

About the UW Disability Equity Project

The UW Disability Equity Project is a collaboration between faculty, staff, and students across the Disability Studies Program, The D Center, and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

We have three goals for our inaugural project with students, staff, and faculty at UW who have a disability, physical or mental health condition, a chronic illness, or are d/Deaf . We aim to learn:

1) how  academic and/or healthcare experiences at UW are perceived, considering the physical, attitudinal, and social environments across campus;

2) how ableism or discrimination is experienced and perceived  on UW campus; and

3) how allyship and community is experienced and perceived at UW.

Through a better understanding of these experiences, our team aims to:

Co-create and implement a disability allyship training curriculum, rooted in disability studies principles, that will contribute to an inclusive and diverse campus culture and facilitate discussions about disability as a key part of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives within health professions education and beyond.

Please visit our Recruitment Page for more information or to sign up to participate in this study!