Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month

Disability Pride Month is celebrated each July to commemorate the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. The landmark legislation prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including, employment, transportation, public accommodations, and access to state and local government services. 

Disability Pride Month Flag

The Disability Pride Flag above was designed by Ann Magill, a woman with cerebral palsy. With feedback from other disabled community members, she refined the visual elements to symbolize the following:

  • The Black Field: This field represents the disabled people who have lost their lives due not only to their illness, but also to negligence, suicide and eugenics.
  • The Five Colors: Each color on the flag represents a different disability or impairment.
    • Red: physical disabilities
    • Yellow: cognitive and intellectual disabilities
    • White: invisible and undiagnosed disabilities
    • Blue: mental illness
    • Green: sensory perception disabilities
  • The Parallel Stripes: Solidarity within the Disability Community and all its differences
  • The Diagonal Band: “Cutting across” barriers that separate disabled people; creativity and light cutting through the darkness

While this page is the result of a collaborative effort, it is not a comprehensive resource. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore other resources and to feel free to share those that may add to the richness of this page. Please email any insights to [email protected].

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Events | Learn | Engage | Resources


Events

Online Webinar and Trainings:

Defining The "A" in DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility)
The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED)
July 10, 2024 | 1 PM - 2 PM | Webinar

This session will review the role that accessibility plays in ensuring an inclusive workplace environment. We will discuss practical strategies to start (or continue) your organization’s journey toward access for all. 

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Self-Paced Trainings: Strategies for Disability Inclusion
Earn Assistance and Resources Network on Disability Inclusion
Explore EARN's training series on disability inclusion in the workplace


Advancing Accessibility at Stetson Law

A list of a few resources and opportunities to advance accessibility. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Accessibility Resources for Students with Disabilities or Foreign Students
Office of Accessibility Resources
Resources for students seeking accessibility resources

Resources for Accessibility Across Campus
ADA Office
A resource for staff and faculty to learn how to increase accessibility

Elder and Disability Law Externship
Office of Clinics and Externships
Stetson Law is not only committed to advancing accessibility across our campuses but within the community. In this externship, students will observe hearings, examine guardianship files, review fee petitions, assist with drafting of reports and recommendations, and conduct research on issues pending before the magistrates. Contact the Office of Clinics and Externships to learn more.

Episode 17: Disability, Law, and Legal Education at Stetson
Real Cases

Kathryn Pelham, Stetson Law’s Associate Director of Accessibility Resources and ADA Coordinator, discusses how Stetson and other law schools are accommodating a growing number of students with disabilities.

Learn

Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA
Read this article to get a basic understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

How a Young Lawyer’s Mental Health Journey Fuels Her Advocacy Work
The United States Department of Labor
Reflect on Marissa's experience as a lawyer and advocate with disabilities

Owning Otherness

Listen to Claudia Gordon as she reflects on her intersecting identities and their impact on her journey toward being a lawyer and an advocate for inclusive spaces (TEDx Talks, 2018) (Duration 16:30)

Terminology

The Difference Between Person-First and Identity-First Language
National Institutes of Health

Consider how language can impact others


Engage

Disability Allied Law Students Association

We are a community for disabled students and allies, who are interested in Disability Law or Advocacy. Stetson Law DALSA seeks to increase awareness of disability issues, combat disability stigma, and advance the equal rights of disabled people at Stetson Law and in the disability community at large.

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Office of Accessibility Resources

Stetson Law is a community committed to promoting everyone's sense of belonging. The Office of Accessibility works closely with students with disabilities, temporary impairments, and foreign students, to identify and implement any reasonable academic adjustments necessary for access to the law school and its programs.

Contact Us


Resources

American Bar Association Resources

Internships for Law Students with Disabilities Learn more
Advancing Accessibility Learn more