Accessibility and Disability Section

Welcome to the Accessibility & Disability Section!

The SAA Accessibility & Disability Section (ADS) is committed to being an inclusive community in which people with disabilities and their allies can learn from each other, share resources, and promote accessibility and disability representation across the archival field.

Founded in 2019, we have accomplished a lot in a short time. Most notably, we were honored by a 2020 SAA Council Resolution for launching the Archivists at Home document in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we maintain the SAA Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities. We have authored articles on hiring and retaining Disabled archivists, and two former Steering Committee members edited the upcoming book Preserving Disability. We have held an annual event recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month since 2021, as well as joint events with the Archivists and Archives of Color, Women Archivists, and User Experience Sections.

Browse our microsite and blog to find resources on accessibility and directories of disability-related collections.

Do you have an accessibility- or disability-related project that you would like to share? Please consider contributing to our blog.

Follow us on Twitter at @SAA_ADS.

News & Announcements

Candidate info for the 2024 ADS leadership election.
Looking to fill five vacancies for the coming academic year.
Candidate bio and statement for ADS Vice Chair/Chair-Elect election.
Results from the 2023 ADS leadership election.
Candidate bios and statements for the 2023 ADS leadership election.
ADS has a new blog! Visit
Candidate bios and statements for the 2022 ADS leadership election.
ADS is recruiting for our section blog's editorial team.
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