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You do not have to be ADA Disabled™ to join this group. You can be curious, discovering what’s up, in the middle of a diagnosis, choose not to disclose, etc. We welcome everyone. We cannot promise anonymity because we are an open group – but we do provide peer support, resources, and a place to talk.

Disability Staff Forum's Mission

The mission of the Disability Staff Forum is to
help support staff members with disabilities, facilitate communication among Stanford community members with and without disabilities, and work towards equal access for all members of the community.

Screenshot of a Zoom meeting. TL is on the left, with an ASL interpreter on the right.
FEATURED EVENT:

OAE & SCLS Present TL Lewis on Racism and Ableism

Held by the Office of Accessible Education, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Stanford Critical Law Society.

Talila A. Lewis is an abolitionist community lawyer, educator, and organizer who unites movements for justice by making manifest the inextricable links between ableism, racism, classism, and all forms of systemic and structural oppression.

 

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RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT*:

Emergency Chat

Emergency chat can be used in any situation where speech is impossible but communication is still necessary.

The splash screen has a base text that explains to any person you give your phone to that you can't use speech and want to use this app to communicate. You can then continue to the next screen which has a simple chat client.

Get the iPhone/Apple App Here
Get the Android/Google App Here

*Stanford does not endorse any featured resource, unless specifically stated

Jazzie
FEATURED ARTICLE:

LGBTQIA+ & Disability

The Badass Disabled LGBTQ+ Women History Forgot

Have you ever heard of Edith Cooper & Katherine Bradley?

What about Barbara Jordan or Jazzie Collins?

By Laura Elliott

Photographs By Cathy Cade Photographs Collection


 

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The Disability Staff Forum’s (DSF) mission is to help facilitate communication among Stanford community members with and without disabilities. We are a diverse group of staff and faculty interested in promoting awareness of disability issues and encouraging people to gain support, gain access, and gain knowledge to explore and develop opportunities for individuals with disabilities. You are invited to share your insights and experiences about accessibility challenges and to help build our community. Join DSF monthly meetings on the second Monday of each month. Visit the website and sign up for the mailing list for updates.

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Contact Us

Cathy Haas, Co-Chair
University Lecturer
P.O. Box 19805
Stanford, CA 94309-9805
email: clhaas@stanford.edu

Heidi Elmore, Co-Chair
Med-Onc Administrative Associate 3
CCSR, 269 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
email: helmore@stanford.edu
slack: helmore

Web Accessibility

Stanford University is committed to providing an online environment that is accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. 

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