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Disability and Accessibility

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‘Inclusion Matters’

New Program Enrolls UMD Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Education Researchers Awarded $2M in National Collaboration Supporting Students With Disabilities

Grant to Enhance Transitions to Careers, Postsecondary Education

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Grammy-winning String Quartet to Offer ‘Sensory-friendly’ Virtual Performance

Welcoming Event Aims to Connect Patrons With Autism, Sensory Issues to Arts

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Disability Summit to Examine Advances in Access, Equity

Global Panel of Virtual Presenters Will Speak on Effects of Pandemic, Social and Racial Justice Movements

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Making Puppy Raising ‘Pawsible’

Terp-founded Nonprofit Provides Financial Support to Volunteers Prepping Future Assistance Dogs

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A Commitment to Leveling the Field

With Funding From National Award, Recent Grad Aims to Create Guide for Disability-inclusive Landscape Design

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Keldin, a black Lab and golden retriever mix, sits at puppy class

Dogged Determination to Do Good

UMD’s Future Service Dogs—Including New Terp-Sponsored Pup—Adjust to Tweaked Training Amid COVID-19

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Second life virtual museum

Accessibility Exhibition Gets ‘Second Life’ in Virtual Museum

‘Redefine/ABLE: Challenging Inaccessibility’ Now Open

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Pushing for Access

At 30, the Americans With Disabilities Act Has Opened Doors, But Still Meets Resistance, Professor Says

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A Lesson in Making Online Learning Accessible

UMD Takes Steps to Ensure Accommodations Continue as Classes Shift to Digital-Only

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Setting the Bar for Computer Access

UMD Libraries’ New Tech Targets Users With Mobility, Language, Vision Barriers, More

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Peter Leone practices sign language with a student

Disabilities Studies Minor Launched

Courses Focus on Accessibility, Prejudices Through Lenses of Education, Engineering, Business, History

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