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.

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 affirmative action and diversity.

Come join us for our monthly meetings every third Wednesday of the month from 12-1:30!


CDAD is now accepting nominations for our Leadership Award. If you know someone or have a department in mind who has made outstanding contributions to the disability community at NAU, please consider completing the nomination form. Awardees will be honored at the President's Annual Diversity Awards Dinner in April.



2015 Marked the 25th Anniversary of the ADA! 

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. Visit the the National Museum of American History's blog archive to read about technical advancements in providing access to individuals with disabilities as well as lessons in the history of the disability rights movement. The Department of Labor has also released a timeline history of disability rights and employment.

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.
Need more inspiration to share your story? Read about NAU student Katie Cuppy who recently completed the 18th annual 1.25 mile Alcatraz Invitational swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco.  CBS 5 News in Phoenix covered the story of the three Arizona swimmers.