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List of DCCs

The first DCC was established in 1991 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities as a response to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The second DCC would not be established at Syracuse University until the early 2010s, approximately 20 years later. Fast forward to today: three DCCs were established in just the 2021-2022 academic year alone. With 12 in total and more on the way, the DCC Symposium has taken place at an opportune time to encourage the creation of these centers at a large scale.

We are aiming to maintain this list publicly as the number of DCCs continues to grow across higher education institutions nationwide. The names of the higher education institution are listed, as some DCC names may vary from the term "Disability Cultural Center."

Feel free to check out the updated list of Disability Cultural Centers below!

As of July 15, 2022

Credit for Original List: Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Danielle Oyama, and Javin D'Souza

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We are pleased to have been made aware of several new DCCs that are launching this year or next. If this is your university’s situation or you’re aware of a university that is about to launch a DCC, please let Javin D’Souza know via email at jdsouz5@uic.edu. We’ll add it to this list. This includes centers that are in-progress and have made some groundwork in the process of being established.