Overcoming Obstacles, Together

CSU faculty and students are creating programs and devices to assist Californians with disabilities.

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The landmark law protects those with disabilities from discrimination in sectors such as employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and state and local government programs and services.

In California, 23 percent of adults live with a disability; 20,318 students with verified disabilities were enrolled at a California State University campus in fall 2019. In light of this, the CSU is committed to providing support and accommodation to persons with disabilities and championing accessibility. Every campus offers services to support students with certifiable disabilities.

In addition, the university trains faculty and students who use their skills to solve everyday challenges facing those with disabilities. To acknowledge National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we take a look at just a few examples.​