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Individuals with Disabilities

Our goal is to be a resource group for those within the UNLV community with disabilities and their allies.

UNLV Able and Active (UNLV A&A) is a dedicated group of staff and faculty who are committed to advancing the principals of the Disability Rights Movement, namely equity, accessibility, and opportunity in employment, scholarship, to support a university-wide culture of excellence.

A & A encourages efforts to:

  • Recruit, retain, and advance world class faculty and staff with lived experience of disability as self-advocates and allies.
  • Engage in and support advocacy efforts that will increase knowledge, awareness, and acceptance of disability and diversity issues that impact the campus community.
  • Ease the transition to campus life by creating an environment that emphasizes involvement, inclusion, and identification with our dimensionally diverse campus community.
  • Promote open communication and strengthen relationships between UNLV, the Las Vegas community, and faculty and staff.

Upcoming Events

There are no events at this time. Please check back soon.

Resources

  • UNLV ADA Process - The Office of EEO and Title IX serves as the ADA coordinator for UNLV and provides work related disability accommodations for faculty and staff.
  • Student Diversity & Social Justice - The Office of Student Diversity & Social Justice (SDSJ) was created out of student demand for identity specific support. As such, several identity-based positions were created to serve UNLV’s traditionally underserved students through programs, initiatives, and services.
  • Diversity trainings - Peer Educators are dedicated to leading presentations, training sessions, and workshops related to social justice and diversity.
  • Jean Nidetch CARE Center - provides free and confidential support services to members of the UNLV community who have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship abuse, family violence, and/or stalking.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services - provides a variety of services to help students address mental health concerns to make the most out of the college experience.
  • Involvement Center - a database to learn about the various student organizations on campus.
  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) - professional and advocacy organization for people with disabilities.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

News

Campus scene at desk with person using wheelchair in distance
Mar. 1, 2021

Mobility Magazine publication highlights Disability Resource Center, accessibility efforts on campus.