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Dr. Marcus L. Martin

Marcus L. Martin

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P.O. Box 400881
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4881

Phone:
434-243-2079
Fax:
434-243-2091
Email:
djt@virginia.edu
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Disability Access Committee

About

The Disability Access Committee (DAC) was established in 2013 by Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity Marcus Martin. As a subcommittee of the Diversity Council, the purpose of this committee is to serve as a think-tank for improving access, in its broadest sense, at the University of Virginia.  The four working groups which were formed and report to the DAC are: Academics, Online, Policies & Accommodations, and Students.  DAC initiatives include:

  • Discussing issues related to disabilities and access;
  • Reviewing best practices related to disabilities and access;
  • Presenting information about disabilities and access to units and departments;
  • Reporting to the Diversity Council;
  • Supporting a disability studies symposium;
  • Advocating for a disability studies minor;
  • Providing recommendations, where appropriate, to the Diversity Council and/or senior administration; and
  • Strategizing as to how to implement recommendations.

 

Mission

The University of Virginia values disability within the spectrum of human diversity.  Recognizing the ongoing exclusion of people with disabilities, we work to eliminate physical, technological, and attitudinal barriers. We challenge social injustice throughout the University and community.

 

Vision

We aspire to live, learn, and work in a safe, inclusive, equitable, and respectful environment.

 

Links

Student Disability Access Center

ADA Coordinator

Disabling Normalcy Symposium

 

Contact

Marcus Martin, Committee Co-chair

Christopher Krentz, Committee Co-chair

Kristin Morgan, Committee Staff