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CDS Projects

The CDS develops innovative programs and products to support individuals with diverse abilities across the lifespan. Learn more about our projects

CDS Certificate Program

CDS also offers a 15 credit graduate level certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies (master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral). Learn more about the certificate program

Core Activities

CDS conducts a wide range of education, research, and service activities in collaboration with other disciplines. Core activities consist of: Education, Interdisciplinary Training, and Technical Assistance, Community and University Service and Research and Evaluation.


The Center on Disability Studies provides research / evaluation and accessibility consulting services for government agencies, non-profit and academic organizations in the Pacific region. The CDS provides evaluation services in the areas of health, education, and human services. Learn more about CDS services