July is Disability Pride Month and more
Happy Disability Pride Month! Since 1990, Disability Pride Month is celebrated in July in honor of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. Across the United States, including here in New York, Disability Pride parades typically occur in July. However, due to COVID-19, this year's New York City Disability Pride Parade will take place in fall 2022. We encourage the Binghamton community to learn more about this large and diverse community and ways that we can contribute to the positive pride felt by people with disabilities.
Throughout July Binghamton also celebrates and observes:
- United States of America Independence Day (July 4)
- Eid al-Adha (July 9-10)
- International Non-binary People's Day (July 14)
- International Friendship Day (July 30)
Learn more about the ADA and Disability Pride Month
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
What is Disability Pride and Disability Pride Month?
People with disabilities are the largest and most diverse minority within the population, representing all abilities, ages, races, ethnicities, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. Have you heard of “disability pride?” Do you have it and display it?
Disability pride is an integral part of movement building, and a direct challenge of systemic ableism and stigmatizing definitions of disability. Read More
Learn more about Accessibility Services
Binghamton University Services for Students, Faculty and Staff with Disabilities
- SSD advocates for initiatives to support students, which includes serving as the primary entity to determine and authorize reasonable accommodations for students. Learn more
- DEI in collaboration with Human Resources advocates for initiatives to support faculty and staff, which includes serving as the primary entity to determine and authorize reasonable accommodations for all campus employees.
As partners in access, both entities work with students, faculty and staff to facilitate an accessible and inclusive campus.