Disability Inclusion Resources

Building community while breaking down barriers

Disability is a fundamental part of human life, but there is still a lack of visibility of people with disabilities and disability inclusion in our society. By understanding disability and the importance of accessibility, you can help build a more inclusive community where everyone is able to fully participate. Learning is the first step to full inclusion in our Hillel communities.

This body of resources is not exhaustive and will be updated regularly as new resources become available that may be valuable to our community.


  • “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist” by Judy Heumann
  • “Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century” edited by Alice Wong
  • “Year of The Tiger: An Activist’s Life” by Alice Wong
  • “Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to be an Ally” by Emily Landau
  • “Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law” by Haben Girma


It is not enough to ramp buildings; we must also ramp attitudes.

Rabbi Lynne Landsberg z”l

Disability Inclusion
in Jewish Texts

It is important that Jewish learning being available to all Jews. There are numerous texts and stories that illustrate the ways in which Judaism promotes inclusion of people with disabilities. Stay tuned for a guide to disability inclusion in Jewish texts and traditions coming soon!