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by Madeline Fowler Abstract Although Disability Studies is a recognized course of study at over forty institutions nationwide, the degree is not yet available at a number of universities, including my own Duke University. To study this promising field, I designed my own undergraduate degree, Disability Studies and Ethical Mental Healthcare, through Duke University’s Program… Continue Reading Curricular Advocacy: An Undergraduate Perspective on Creating Degrees in Disability Studiesread more
EDF 6481 521 Foundations of Educational Research Spring 2017 By Hawa Allarakhia Introduction How is the performance of college students with learning disabilities impacted by the receipt of academic accommodations? Does it really make a difference? The short answer is yes. More and more students with disabilities are going to college these days. The… Continue Reading Academic Accommodations: They Do Make a Differenceread more
By Ray Sitler The American Soldier; many don’t view themselves as veterans because they didn’t see combat as some of their brothers-in-arms did, but either way they have earned the right of the title, Veteran. Our countrymen have seen many a war, be it in the forming of our nation or the shaping of the… Continue Reading Veterans and Disabilitiesread more
Angelica Civetta Final Paper Professor Maybee Introduction to Disability Studies DST 200 Imagine feeling as though you are at a constant disadvantage in a world which is designed for someone else. In an ableist society, non-disabled individuals are considered the standard for the “normal” way of living, which excludes people with disabilities. People with disabilities… Continue Reading Final Paper – Introduction to Disability Studiesread more
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 empowermentread more
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 Librariesread more
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 disabilityread more
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 societyread more