The DAC is growing day by day, and we'd love to have you join us if you identify as a disabled academic! The Collective is hosted on a Discord server. To make sure that we're receiving application from real people and not bots, we ask that you use the "Contact Us" form below. Please email a short message explaining why you'd like to join and we'd be happy to add you! You can email us something as simple as "Hi, I'm a disabled academic and I'd like to join the DAC." Lengthier emails are also welcome, as they help us gauge how you made it here to our page, and how you would like to see the DAC evolve.
Our Discord was designed by and for disabled individuals. It is a space to openly chat about our shared challenges, to receive community support, and to boost our own academic work. We have chats where we set daily work goals and practice mindfulness, along with chats about accommodations, fellowship applications, and conferences. We host mock job interviews, we offer advice regarding graduate programs, and we host panel discussions on topics of interest to our members. We also host social events and casual get togethers.
While this Wix website is a space for outreach to our able-bodied allies, we do ask that our Collective remain a safe space for disabled individuals. To that end, we ask that our allies connect with us here on our website, or on Twitter, rather than using our Discord server. If you identify as disabled and you'd like to join the Collective please write to us below!