Online Resources for Students

American Association of People with Disabilities is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.The American Association of People with Disabilities is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.


Black Disabled and Proud has numerous resources for Black or African American students with disabilities. 


Disability History Project is a community history project.


Disability Rights Education and Defence Fund: The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.


The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) is a federally-funded project under the U.S. Department of Education that provides information about disability and higher education.


Online Academic Success Videos: Learn techniques and strategies for improving academic learning.


Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities: do you know what your legal rights and responsibilities are as a college student with disabilities?


Self-Advocacy: for many students, it is a new and challenging experience to talk about disability symptoms, ask for help and advocate for one’s needs; check out these tips to learn how you can be a confident and effective self-advocate.


Smithsonian National Museum of American History Disability Exhibit: This website represents what a visitor to the museum would encounter when using one of the kiosks in the physical exhibition. 


Student Stories: read “Day in the Life” stories written by UCSC students with disabilities


Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary: As a student with a disability, you need to be well informed about your rights and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities postsecondary schools have toward you.


US Department of Justice Guide to Disability Rights Laws: This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.