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The University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns works towards creating a community that respects disability, honors individual needs, and makes everything accessible.

We were founded in 1983 by then University President Harold Shapiro, with the original charge to act in an advisory capacity regarding university programs and policies affecting people with disabilities. 

Today, the Council has over 300 members on its mailing list and includes U-M staff, faculty, students, and alums from all campuses, as well as community members from Southeastern Michigan.

Anyone is welcome to participate in the Council.

Our Vision

A community that respects disability, honors individual needs, and makes everything  accessible.

Our Mission

We support change.

We connect people, programs, and resources. We advocate for accessibility and inclusion. We educate the community.