Disability Advocacy & Action Committee

Disability Advocacy & Action Committee

About

The Disability Advocacy & Action Committee (DAAC) was established in 2013. As a subcommittee of the Diversity Council, the purpose of this committee is to serve as a think-tank for improving access, in its broadest sense, at the University of Virginia.  The four working groups which were formed and report to the DAAC are: Communications & Events, Disability Studies Initiative, Policies & Accommodations, and Students. DAAC initiatives include:

  • Discussing issues related to disabilities and access;
  • Reviewing best practices related to disabilities and access;
  • Presenting information about disabilities and access to units and departments;
  • Supporting a disability studies symposium; and
  • Providing recommendations, where appropriate, to the Diversity Council and/or senior administration.

Mission

The University of Virginia values disability within the spectrum of human diversity.  Recognizing the ongoing exclusion of people with disabilities, we work to eliminate physical, technological, and attitudinal barriers. We challenge social injustice throughout the University and community.

Vision

We aspire to live, learn, and work in a safe, inclusive, equitable, and respectful environment.

lawn ramps

UVA's Statement on Accessibility

The University of Virginia values disability within the spectrum of human diversity and is committed to a living, learning, and work environment where individuals with disabilities can be their full selves and thrive. The University recognizes that ensuring equal access to educational, employment, and all other opportunities is a shared responsibility that demands our continuous identification and removal of physical, technological, and attitudinal barriers.