Exploring Disability

Accessibility Community

Collective of Students Affected by Ableism (CoSAA) 

CoSAA creates space for community education, advocacy, and support for students with disabilities and advocates for the population of students affected by ableism in its entirety. CoSAA is a welcoming community dedicated to supporting and providing a safe space for students who identify as disabled to find community and support.

Visit CoSAA on HampEngage. to learn more about meeting times and events

Curriculum Support

If you are doing a disability/accessibility-related project for class or div work, Madeline specializes in disability law and Milo's focus is on education and empowerment. We are happy to help you project-plan, talk through ideas, and answer any questions. Learn more about our staff.

Disability Studies

The Directors at each campus aspire to develop a Disability Studies 5-College Certificate Program with the other four institutions in the five-college consortium. If you are a faculty member or student teaching and learning in the areas of disability rights, justice, Universal Design, and accessibility, and would be interested in collaborating on this, please contact us!

In the meantime, the below represents a collect existing avenues for students to engage in disability experience through academics.

  • Below is a list of disability-related Five College courses. We haven’t taken these courses, so we can’t be sure how integral disability will be to many of them, or if the frameworks are similar to our own, but we know and like some of these folks and the sources they mention.
    • If you teach or take a course relating to disability/accessibility issues, let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

Past Courses

 A complete list of the past courses identified, which includes their descriptions and the professors who taught them. Even if they aren't being taught now, perhaps these professors may be interested in independent studies and other collaborations.