Below are PDF resources developed through the GSCC student staff position made possible by McBurney Disability Resource Center.
This guide offers a list of resources for LGBTQ people with disabilities at UW-Madison. It can be a first stop for navigating relevant spaces and services on campus and beyond.
Sections include: activists, academics at UW, mental health at UW, and local, regional, and national resources.
This 97-page collection offers information on a variety of disability statuses from LGBTQ perspectives. It includes research on disabilities in LGBTQ communities as well as personal narratives. It lists relevant websites, movies, books, and organizations for each category.
Sections include: psychiatric, sensory, physical, and learning disabilities, and etiquette for being a good ally.
Want help talking with your instructors about your VISA or the accommodations you need? Don’t miss the sample letters from McBurney Disability Resource Center:
We are offering another brief letter template for if you don’t have a VISA from McBurney, but would still like to ask for accommodations in a classroom setting.
“TBINAA fosters radical, unapologetic self love which translates to radical human action in service toward a more just, equitable & compassionate world.”
“We are small but committed disability-led organisation set up to advance disability arts through the pages of our journal. Our raison d’être is to support disabled artists, as much as anything by getting the word out about the fantastic art being produced by artists within the sector.”
“The Disability Visibility Project (DVP)™ is an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture. The DVP is also a community partnership with StoryCorps, a national oral history organization. Our aim is to create disabled media that is intersectional, multi-modal, and accessible.”
“Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized.”
Criptiques, ed. Caitlin Wood
An anthology of short-form writing (essays, memoir, poetry) by disabled writers about their lives and experiences. “Criptiques is a groundbreaking anthology of disabled writers exploring the provocative sides of disability.”
We have a variety of queer disability books in the LGBTQ Resource Library, and we’re always interested in purchasing more! Let us know if there’s anything we should add to the collection, including self-published zines, art, or other media.
You can check out any of the above from our office, or request them through the library system to be picked up and dropped off at any campus library. See more on our library under Academics for more information!
Looking for more? The Social Justice Resource Library at the Multicultural Student Center has books on disability for loan. Drop by or call the MSC at 608-262-4503 to find out more about their collection.