"Disability Culture" in black text on a gold tiger stripe background. Includes symbols for universal access, therapy dogs, wheelchair accessibility, TTY, assistive listening, braille, ASL, blind, audio description, closed captioning, low vision, phone volume and disabilities.

Mizzou began a tradition of celebrating Disability Culture Month, formerly Celebrate Ability Week, every September! Learn about how Mizzou is growing its understanding of disability with our Future is Accessible website, and learn about our rich history of inclusion with our Disability History at Mizzou timeline!

Everyone is welcome at these events. Be sure to check back as we will continually be adding to the list! Add your event to the list by emailing us at equity@missouri.edu. For all ADA inquiries, please email Amber Cheek at CheekA@missouri.edu.

September 7, 2022

Disability Center Meet & Greet

3:30 – 5 PM; Tiger Terrace Patio

Are you looking to connect with others who have disabilities? Now’s your chance! The Disability Center, along with colleagues in the ACT Center and Office of Accessibility and ADA are hosting this social event designed to allow students, faculty, and staff with disabilities the opportunity to network with others in the disability community while also meeting the staff who support these efforts on campus. 

September 8, 2022

Life Changing Assistive Technology

3 – 4 PM; Zoom

Presenter: Darren Gabbert

During this presentation, Darren will share his story of how assistive technology has increased his abilities at a faster pace than muscular dystrophy has diminished them. Darren’s use of advanced technology will be highlighted with demonstrations of powered mobility, mobile technology access, and employment productivity. 

September 14, 2022

Understanding Disability Culture and History – A Brief Introduction

3 – 4 PM; Zoom

Presenter: Amber Cheek

Join us for a multifaceted introduction to disability culture, weaving together imagery, media, and disability history to gain a better understanding of this unique, diverse, and thriving community.

September 16, 2022

Disability Center Open House

3 – 5 PM; S5 Memorial Union

The Disability Center has a new look! Through funding provided by the Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee, we’ve updated our lobby to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for our visitors. Please stop by our office to see our newly redesigned space. 

September 20, 2022

Mizzou Disability Coalition Student Accessibility Walk

5 PM; Leadership Auditorium

September 21, 2022

Introduction to Digital Accessibility

10 – 11 AM; Zoom

Presenter: Carmen Schafer

September 23, 2022

Wheelchair Relay

6 – 9 PM

September 27, 2022

RSO Accessibility Panel

5 – 6 PM

Being an accessible Recognized Student Organization matters. The way you plan/host events, recruit members, and advertise yourselves can sometimes create barriers you didn’t even know about. The Organization Resource Group presents a panel of Mizzou Student Leaders who will talk about different ways you can make your RSO more accessible to others! Join us for an hour of conversation surrounding accessibility in student organizations!

September 28, 2022

State of Accessibility & Lee Henson Access Mizzou Award Ceremony

4 – 5:30 PM; S304 Memorial Union