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Understanding Ableism and Accessibility
Resources on Neurodiversity, Disabilities, & Ableism
Resources on Disabilities and Able-ism
Disabled World: Definitions of Disability
""Disability" is a word often used in daily conversations and holds different meanings for different people. Do these different meanings matter? What is there to be gained by trying to define disability more precisely and to attempt to use the word in consistent ways? The use of common terms and definitions provides individuals with a basis for a common understanding. In this way, communication is assisted, transparency in social programs is improved, and needs are better met through accurate identification and understanding of what people require."
Respectful Disability Language: Here’s What’s Up!
NYLN & KASA. (2006). Respectful Disability Language: Here’s What’s Up! National Youth Leadership Network and Kids as Self Advocates. Retrieved from http://www.aucd.org/docs/add/sa_summits/Language%20Doc.pdf
The Unpopular Truth about Biases toward People with Disabilities
Needing to ride in a wheelchair can put the brakes on myriad opportunities -- some less obvious than one might think. New research sheds light on the bias people have toward people with disabilities, known as 'ableism,' and how it shifts over time.
Zoom In: Microaggressions and Disability
An intimate portrait of five disabled people living in the Pacific Northwest. They discuss microaggressions and implicit bias against people with disabiltiies, developing disability pride and identity, and how bias affects them every day. The film suggests how teachers, coworkers, health care workers, and families can become better allies to members of the largest minority group in the US.
The Key of G - Disability, Caregiving and Interdependence
An award-winning documentary about disability, caregiving and interdependence. THE KEY OF G tells the story of Gannet, a 22-year-old man with severe disabilities, as he prepares to move out of his mother's home and into a San Francisco apartment with three musicians and artists as primary caregivers.
Defiant Lives The Rise Of The Disability Rights Movement
A triumphant film that traces the origins of the world-wide disability rights movement. It tells the stories of the individuals who bravely put their lives on the line to create a better world where everyone is valued and can participate.
Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities
Several common learning disabilities are defined and explored. Learn about dyslexia, the most common learning disability, including its symptoms, the neural mechanisms that underlie it, and how difficulty in recognizing and manipulating phonemes - the set of basic sounds that get combined to form words - plays a large role.
Design Tips for Easy Access
Self enroll in the Instructional Innovation Center's course for Design Tips for Accessible Online Content. Here you will find explanations and ideas for creating more accessible content for your work documents, websites, and Canvas pages. Each week a new design tip is released so watch this space!