- President’s Diversity Awards are open for nomination submissions! Please submit your nominations as soon as possible.
Welcome to CDAD!
The Commission on Disability Access and Design’s vision is a university community free from physical and attitudinal barriers to services, programs and activities through Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning.
CDAD works with the university community to create a welcoming, supportive and inclusive university environment. The commission supports and reaffirms NAU’s stated commitment to Inclusive Excellence and Access.
Why Our Work Is Important
The CDAD Leadership Award
The CDAD Leadership Award honors faculty, staff, students, departments, organizations or community members who have made outstanding contributions to the disability community at NAU. Only faculty, staff, and students may make nominations. The awardees are announced and honored at the President’s Annual Diversity Awards Celebration.
This academic year, CDAD will hold general meetings virtually through Zoom on the third Wednesday of every month from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated.
The co-chairs of CDAD would like to share the above settlement decision announced by Amtrak. Amtrak is now accepting claims for monetary compensation for people with mobility disabilities who traveled or wanted to travel from or to one of 78 stations and encountered accessibility issues. Claims must be submitted by May 29, 2021. On December 2, 2020, the Department of Justice and Amtrak entered into an agreement that Amtrak will fix its inaccessible stations and pay $2.25 million to victims hurt by inaccessibility at 78 stations. Full press release.
Adaptive Recreation and Sports
Are you interested in Adaptive Recreation and Sports? Do you have an interest in volunteering as an Adaptive Recreation and Sports Instructor? Check out the PowerPoint slides on Adaptive Recreation and Sports and how to volunteer.
Share your experiences
Inspired to share your story? Please consider contributing to our Disability Experience Story Project. We would love to share your experiences with the entire campus.