Commission on Disability Rights

The Commission works to promote the ABA's commitment to justice and the rule of law for people with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities, and to promote their full and equal participation in the legal profession.

New and Noteworthy

ABA Court Guide

The ABA Commission on Disability Rights, in collaboration with the National Association of the Deaf, publishes a guide on ensuring access to the courts for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Planning Accessible Events Toolkit

This toolkit was created to provide guidelines on what to consider when planning accessible meetings and events.

Is Your Firm's Website Accessible?

This article in the ABA Law Technology Today (LTT) discusses how to make your law firm website accessible.

Spotlight

The ABA Lawyer Spotlight is a feature that highlights an attorney or law student with a disability who is an asset to the profession.

Donate to FJE

Joyful giving helps create a just world. Inspired giving opportunities exist with the ABA Fund for Justice and Education.

Support Us

Your support of the Commission on Disability Rights is greatly appreciated and will help us continue our work to promote the ABA's commitment to justice and the rule of law for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities and their full and equal participation in the legal profession.

News & Events

Accenture Event in DC

Accenture LLP, a signatory of the Pledge for Change and recipient of the 2018 Champions for Change Award, will host a ceremony in Washington, DC on Thursday, December 13, 2018, honoring General Counsel Chad Jerdee and the Law Department of Accenture for their legal achievements and advocacy for diversity, including for people with disabilities.

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ABA Supports Accessible Technology

The ABA House of Delegates voted to approve a resolution encouraging Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) be interpreted to include all technology and tech-related goods and services, so that people with disabilities are never excluded from new advancements and opportunities.

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ABA Supports Policy Restricting Early-Childhood Suspensions

The ABA House of Delegates voted to approve a resolution encouraging governments on all levels to ban school suspensions and expulsion for children pre-kindergarten through second grade.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

To commemorate October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Commission on Disability Rights (CDR) has created this infographic to highlight the disparity between the employment of people with disabilities and those without.

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Disability Law News

Want to know what's going on in the world of disability law outside of the ABA? Our News page will give you the latest headlines, and help you stay up-to-date with new laws and legal developments.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

NDEAM 2018

In this video message on #DisabilityAwarenessMonth, @ABAPresident Bob Carlson reaffirms the ABA's commitment to #diversity in the legal profession. The American Bar Association (ABA) is actively participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October and celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

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3D - The Disability Discussion Docket

The official e-mail list of the ABA Commission on Disability Rights, providing information and discussion on disability law and disability rights.

CDR Leadership