Call For Papers: Intersections of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies
The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Deadline: June 01, 2018

General DescriptionThis special issue builds on an emergent body of scholarship located at the intersection of critical disability studies & critical animal studies, shedding light on… Read More

Valuations of Life: Birth defects, prenatal diagnoses, and disability
Uppsala University, Sweden

Deadline: June 01, 2018

General Description:Definitions of what counts as a valuable life implicitly and explicitly saturate both historical and contemporary narratives about birth defects, prenatal diagnoses, and disability.… Read More

Call for Papers - New Perspectives in Deaf History

Deadline: March 01, 2018

General Description:This call for papers is for a multi-volume series, with one volume focusing on the histories of deaf people outside the United States and at least one volume focusing on U.S. histories.… Read More

Call for Submissions: Special Issue “Genetic Discrimination and the Law”

Deadline: February 05, 2018

DescriptionGenetic science and technology are advancing at a fast pace, with scientists continuing to make genetic discoveries with respect to the make-up of the human body, and the cause and effect of… Read More

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

U.S. Department of Justice

Federal government website regarding the protections provided by, implementation of, and enforcement of the primary law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. Read More

Disability Rights Section

Department of Justice

The Disability Rights Section works to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read More

Disability Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC site outlining the different types of disability discrimination. Read More

U.S. Government

Federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. Read More

Disability and Health

World Health Organization

Fact sheet providing key facts about disability and barriers to healthcare. Read More

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

United Nations

A U.N. convention to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent… Read More

Benefits for People with Disabilities

Social Security

Describes the various federal assistance programs for people with disabilities. Read More

National Council on Disability

Website for the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency focused on disability leadership policy. Read More


White House

Outlines the Obama Administration’s efforts to strengthen protections against disability-based discrimination, increase accessibility, expand employment opportunities, and increase financial… Read More

Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD)

Harvard Law School

The central mission of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) is to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Read More

Health Law as Disability Rights Law

Minnesota Law Review, 2013
by Jessica R. Roberts

Law review article explaining that people with disabilities have so far enjoyed two distinct, mutually exclusive areas of substantive legal protection: those designed to provide benefits and… Read More

Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics: Cross-Registration Opportunity for Harvard Students
Harvard Medical School

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Cross-registration is available for "Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics," a new course being offered as part of the HMS Master’s program in bioethics. A course description is provided below. Interested… Read More