To ensure the intellectual richness of research and education, the University of Chicago seeks to provide an environment conducive to learning, teaching, working, and conducting research that values the diversity of its community. The University strives to be supportive of the academic, personal and work-related needs of each individual and is committed to facilitating the full participation of students with a disability in the life of the University.  

Student Disability Services works to provide resources, support and accommodations for all students with disabilities and works to remove physical and attitudinal barriers, which may prevent their full participation in the University community.

Latest News and Announcements

Updates from Lime Connect: Recruitment Receptions, A New Partnership, Twitter, and More!

 Updates from Lime Connect

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Excerpts from Sins Invalid Come to Chicago!

Bodies of Work and Access Living Present:Excerpts from Sins Invalid Come to Chicago!

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Scholarships - National Federation for the Blind

Each year the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois (NFBI) awards scholarships to qualified blind students. The scholarships are awarded at the annual convention of the NFBI. The following scholarships are currently available:

PETER GRUNWALD SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship in the amount of $2,000 was established by the NFBI as a memorial to Peter Grunwald, whose work with members of the Illinois General Assembly resulted in implementation of several statutes that have changed what it means to be blind in Illinois.

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2014-15 Chicago Lighthouse Scholarship Application

Postsecondary students of all ages who are blind or visually impaired are welcome to apply for 2014-15 Lighthouse scholarships, including those pursuing two-year, undergraduate, graduate and advanced degrees as either full-time or part-time students.  Although applicants from anywhere in the U.S. are encouraged to apply, priority will now be given to local applicants, that is, those who are from or are attending school in Illinois or the greater Chicago area.  When submitting application materials, students should be sure to include:

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Access Computing: Research Grants & Summer Internships

For the fifth year in a row, the NSF-funded AccessComputing Alliance is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support undergraduate research students with disabilities during the summer.  Interested students should fill out the application form at the website:


Students interested in an internship should also apply to be an AccessComputing team member by filling out the application at

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Nationwide Insurance Co. Internships

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NASA Paid Internships

Paid Internships for Students with Disabilities at NASA  

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Blind Service Association Scholarship Applications


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IBM Technical Internship Opportunities

IBM Technical Internships

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Emerging Leaders 2014 Summer Internships

The Emerging Leaders summer internship program for college and graduate students with disabilities for 2013-2014 is underway!    

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2014 Summer Internship Opportunities

Career Connect New roles with Google, Goldman Sachs, and Target

Great new summer internship and full time roles for undergrads, Masters and PhD candidates, and MBA's. To learn more and apply, please log into The Lime Network. Friend of Lime? Click here to view these opportunities. 

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