Center on Disabilities, CSU Northridge


CSU-Northridge has a long and impressive history of involvement in many different aspects of disability. This history extends back as far as 1961, preceding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In 1983, the University officially approved the creation of the Center on Disabilities which has been growing and expanding since that time.

The Center on Disabilities promotes the valuable role that assistive technologies can play in the accommodation of persons with disabilities in all environments including education, employment and independent living.

For 26 years, the Center on Disabilities, through the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities, has provided an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology.

The Center’s annual conference showcases cutting edge technology and practical solutions that can be utilized to remove the barriers that prevent the full participation of persons with disabilities in educational, workplace and social settings and is the largest of its kind in the world.



Center on Disabilities

Sandy Plotin
Managing Director