Disability Cultural Center (DCC)

The Disability Cultural Center (DCC) is a space to uplift, affirm, and celebrate disability identity and culture on campus. Disability culture is the shared experiences, history, and traditions of disabled people; disability culture happens when disabled people are creating, being, doing from a place of disability and is present in visual art, film, music, spots, activism, community, and more. Holding all this, the DCC intends to increase disabled belonging and appreciation of disability culture at UW-Madison.

The DCC is open to all students, regardless of disability identity, disclosure, or affiliation with the McBurney Disability Resource Center. All students are welcome to explore their relationship to disability and develop their appreciation for disability culture.

The DCC encompasses a physical space, social media presence, programming, and community. The DCC is in community with other cultural centers and units across campus.


702 West Johnson St in room 2096 (northwest corner of Johnson at Lake and across the street from Gordon Commons)


Summer 2024 Hours (updated May 13, 2024)

  • Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM

Get Connected!

Information about the DCC is shared via our Instagram and email list.

Follow us on Instagram @uw_disability.

Join the “Disability Cultural Center List” by emailing “dcc+subscribe@g-groups.wisc.edu” or subscribing on Google Groups.


Disability Cultural Center (DCC) Interns

Email: dcc@mcburney.wisc.edu

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Helen Rottier

Position title: Disability Cultural Center Program Coordinator

Email: helen.rottier@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-2753