On January 27, 2017, the President released an Executive Order "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States." This Executive Order restricts or blocks nationals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the U.S. In response to questions from higher education students, faculty, and staff with disabilities, the … Continue reading NCCSD Develops List of Resources Related to Immigration and Disability
Category: Social Issues
This short video by Molly Sirois illustrates the value and necessity for creating textbooks in accessible formats for students who have difficulty with materials in print. Svetlana and the Inaccessible Textbook
“Most people assume technology expands opportunities for students with disabilities. While the potential exists, it can be realized only if technology is designed and coded [and utilized] with equal access in mind. Despite years of public-awareness campaigns, legal challenges, and advocacy efforts, many commonly used technologies built or purchased by colleges—email systems, learning-management systems, library … Continue reading Kyle Shachmut on “New Obstacle for Students with Disabilities”
Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this 2014 very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.” … Continue reading Stella Young: I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much
People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world and underrepresented in many professions, including entertainment. With frankness, humor and wit, comedienne Maysoon Zayid tackles the stigma of disability in the entertainment industry and in society at large. She has a message worth hearing. This Ted Talk was filmed at TEDWomen 2013.