Resources for Promoting Disability Justice

Disability justice is a framework for understanding how disabilities are experienced in our society. Proponents of disability justice understand this issue as central to the larger conversation about oppression and the creation of a world informed by social justice. Whether you are seeking ways to actively promote social justice in support of friends, neighbors and colleagues, or you identify as disabled and seek educational resources, support or wish to report a bias incident, each of us can play a part in stopping ableism. 

The resources below were compiled in partnership with students, faculty and staff from across the University for you to use in your exploration of this critical issue and the development of skills to combat ableism. Requests to add additional items can be sent to [email protected].

The resources below include off-campus resources that Columbia is neither affiliated with, nor explicitly endorses. This list is intended only to inform students of resources available to them in the broader community.


The books listed below are only a small sample of books available from Columbia Libraries on this topic. Please consult with a Columbia reference librarian for additional resources.

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