Category Archives: Social Issues

NCCSD Develops List of Resources Related to Immigration and Disability

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 … Continue reading

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Svetlana and the Inaccessible Textbook

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

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Kyle Shachmut on “New Obstacle for Students with Disabilities”

“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 … Continue reading

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Stella Young: I’m Not Your Inspiration, Thank You Very Much

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 … Continue reading

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I Got 99 Problems….and Palsy is Just One….

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 … Continue reading

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