The President's Commission on Disability Issues

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Statement of Purpose (May 2007)

Established in 1986, the President’s Commission on Disability Issues is responsible for advising the President on issues of concern to people with disabilities. The Commission investigates and studies these issues as part of the University’s commitment to the full participation of all members of its community in the educational, cultural, and social life of the campus. Its mission is to recommend steps that will help the University create a respectful, inclusive and universally accessible environment for people with disabilities.



Upcoming Event

October is Disability Awareness Month!

The President’s Commission on Disability Issues is pleased to announce a list of events this year to mark Disability Awareness Month here at the University of Maryland. During the month, there are a number of interesting and informative sessions related to a variety of topics centered on disability and accessibility. Additional events and activities from other campus departments and organizations will be posted here as they become available. View flyer for more details.




Faculty Panel on Disability Studies - March 11, 2015

The President’s Commission on Disability Issues hosted a panel to discuss how this university approaches disability studies. Read More.​ 

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