The Office for Institutional Diversity is delighted to offer a resource list on disability-related topics and awareness. We understand that this list may not cover every aspect of the subject, and we encourage you to continue your research and expand your knowledge on matters related to disabilities and accessibility.

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month| Library of Congress

In October, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work helps keep the nation’s economy strong and by reaffirming their commitment to ensuring equal opportunity for all citizens.

Disabilities Resources Center (DRC)

The Disability Resource Center is run by people who live with disabilities. It aims to provide services and advocacy for people with any type of disabilities to live independently and engage in community life.

Employment Resource List from the National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled 

This guide lists national organizations that provide information on various issues related to recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining employees with disabilities. The information contained here is intended for individuals with disabilities, their families, the professionals who work with them, and employers.

Additional Resources

  • How to be a disability ally - 10 tips on how to be a disability ally by Meryl Evans
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration | - The Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities is hosting the Inaugural National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration on Thursday, October 5th, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Massachusetts State House in the Great Hall of Flags.
  • Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) - BCIL is an organization that has provided services to people with disabilities since 1974. The organization was created by people with disabilities seeking full integration into society. It aims to empower people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities with the practical skills and self-confidence to take control over their lives and become active members of the communities in which they live.
  • ABLED@BC - The goal of the Awareness Benefiting Leadership and Employees about Disabilities (ABLED) is to promote and affirm an inclusive campus environment for persons with disabilities at Boston College while providing social and professional awareness opportunities for all faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Reasonable Accommodation | OID - Boston College provides reasonable accommodation to qualified people with disabilities to enable them to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of their positions, and to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment whether as faculty, staff, or student employees.
  • Disability Services | The Office of the Dean of Students - The Disability Services Office empowers students with medical, physical, psychological, and temporary disabilities to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals. 
  • The Connors Family Learning Center - The mission of the Connors Family Learning Center is to enhance the quality of learning at Boston College by offering services to students with learning disabilities and tutoring and skills workshops to all BC students.
I wish for a world that views disability, mental or physical, not as a hindrance but as unique attributes that can be seen as powerful assets if given the right opportunities
Oliver Sacks