Including Disability Global Summit 2025

Event Start Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2025 - 8:00 am

Event End Date: Thursday, April 24, 2025 - 5:00 pm

Location: TBD

2025 Including Disability Global Summit Theme: “Crip Narratives: Controlling our Stories”
Disabled researchers, journalists, artists, authors, musicians, and other creators have worked to center the voices of their communities through their projects—and have succeeded in many arenas. The digital landscape presents opportunities for innovation and collaboration in advancing disability rights, but accessibility is often seen as an afterthought. Through collective action and a commitment to accessibility, we can ensure that the digital world becomes a place where all voices are heard and valued, regardless of ability.

The Including Disability Global Summit was created as a forum for dialogue and collaboration about large-scale societal barriers that challenge disabled people. It is a unique event that brings together researchers, educators, practitioners, advocates, family members, and disabled people from across disciplines, professions, types of disability, and national boundaries. At each Summit, new ideas, best practices, inventions, innovations, and advocacy strategies are shared and compared to build new connections and new understandings of the large-scale inequities related to disability and ways to right those inequities.

All submissions to the Including Disability Global Summit are peer-reviewed. The acceptance rate any year will depend on the number of submissions. Once decisions on submissions have been made, the acceptance rate will be posted to the conference site. The acceptance rate for 2021 is 38%.

Submissions are judged by a committee of students, faculty, and staff who represent a range of areas of expertise and experience with disability issues.

Additional Information:

Please contact at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

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