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Advancing
a just society

UCLA’s Disability Studies Inclusion Labs bring together diverse networks of people to reframe our cultural norms, societal practices, and institutional policies around disability

Interactive activities, workshops, seminars, and conferences facilitate new thinking

Inclusion Labs, nested in the UCLA Disability Studies Minor, create spaces for scholars, community members, researchers, educators, policymakers, practitioners, and activists to explore disability as a social, political, and cultural identity. The Labs put disability culture front and center and work to understand and eliminate the ways persons with disabilities are marginalized by ableism, discrimination, and prejudice.
Illustration for the Inclusion Labs website, a group of racially and gender-diverse people are positioned in a series of squares. These boxes are not closed, but open, allowing the individuals to reach out, and across, interacting with each other.

In her illustrations for this website, artist Janice Chang has represented the complexities and nuances of disability as a kaleidoscope of connection and inclusion. Explore all of the illustrations.

Redefining normal, reshaping our world

Victoria Marks demonstrates a movement during the 2019 Dancing Disability Workshop. Her arms are outstretched and knees slightly bent.

Labs are collaborative spaces that cultivate creativity, spark critical thinking, and foster accessible practices. Learn more about our existing and emerging labs.

  • In her illustrations for this website, artist Janice Chang has represented the complexities and nuances of disability as a kaleidoscope of connection and inclusion. Explore all of the illustrations.

  • Redefining normal, reshaping our world

    Labs are collaborative spaces that cultivate creativity, spark critical thinking, and foster accessible practices. Learn more about our existing and emerging labs.

Recent News & Accomplishments

Explore our recent and upcoming events

Inclusion Labs host public events, such as performances, panel discussions and film screenings that are designed to challenge the status quo, spark conversation, and catalyze actionable change.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events are currently being held remotely.