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This section will feature student papers or other presentations, including multimedia work, that have been submitted by students with or without faculty recommendation as representative of excellent work.  We will accept material for this section on a rolling basis. Material will be posted at the editors’ discretion, may be lightly edited, and should follow accessibility guidelines.

Information about how to submit is on the Guidelines for Authors page.  Please allow up to one month for review and posting.  If you have questions about this section, please email editors.jtds@sps.cuny.edu.

Peer rehabilitation leadership for empowerment

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Student Paper, Student Submission | Comments Off on Peer rehabilitation leadership for empowerment

By Jennifer Feng   For the past century, disability advocacy and disability advancement have led to an immense burgeoning of civil rights dialogue, civil rights activism, and even legislative reform based on the revolutionary movements and values which have been brought about as a result. Much of the results that have stemmed from these activist-based… Continue Reading Peer rehabilitation leadership for empowerment

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Literature Review on Universal Design and Academic Libraries

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Student Paper, Student Submission | Comments Off on Literature Review on Universal Design and Academic Libraries

Linda Yau DSSV 617 Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler CUNY SPS Fall 2017 Revised January 2019 Abstract Within the academic library, there are standards in higher education to support learning and scholarship. The library has ongoing influences from a changing patron base and significant advancement in technology. How do the Universal Design (UD) principles and their various… Continue Reading Literature Review on Universal Design and Academic Libraries

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Cultural interpretations among Asian views of disability

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Student Paper, Student Submission | Comments Off on Cultural interpretations among Asian views of disability

By Jennifer Feng Disability identity is a multilayered and complex phenomenon.  It not only entails examining the medical facets of functioning, but it also explores historical and sociocultural roots of what makes disability unique. In modern day society, racial and cultural considerations often surround and pervade how one’s disability experience ought to be or how… Continue Reading Cultural interpretations among Asian views of disability

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Person-First Language vs. Identity-First Language: An examination of the gains and drawbacks of Disability Language in society

Posted by on Jan 03, 2019 in Student Paper, Student Submission | Comments Off on Person-First Language vs. Identity-First Language: An examination of the gains and drawbacks of Disability Language in society

By Phillip Ferrigon DSSV 607 – Higher Education Disability Service Administration Professor Kevin Tucker Abstract The semantics of disability language is a sensitive topic of discussion amongst societal and political culture. The use of person-first (or people-first; PFL) language has been criticized since its terminology was featured in legislation of the Americans with Disabilities Act… Continue Reading Person-First Language vs. Identity-First Language: An examination of the gains and drawbacks of Disability Language in society

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