Social Model of Disability explained: who, what and why
Have you heard of the Social Model of Disability? Do you identify with it and use it? Disabled journalist Fleur Perry explains how it has created change for disabled people and can still be used today to make society truly inclusive.
Over the past half century, the help available to students with special needs has made tremendous strides. Today, the government has taken steps to assure that all students, regardless of disabilities, will be able to receive the education that they deserve. Children with special needs are now able to receive accommodations to assist them in … Continue reading A Guide to College for Students with Disabilities
Disability and film: 10 animation characters with disabilities
Have you seen many disabled characters in kids' films or animations? Our writer Raya has rounded up 10 characters with disabilities in animations and kids' films - some portrayed positively, and some not.
What Exactly Is An Invisible Disability?
Think of the word "disability". What do you see? The people of the Special Olympics, swimming and running and jumping in wheelchairs or without limbs? Guide dogs? Stephen Hawking? People rudely using disabled parking spots without actually "looking" …
Violence, Disability, and the Lessons of Sagamihara
The ableist attack on a residential center for people with disabilities highlights the violence that disabled people face around the world — and how far we have
What 'Disability' Taught Me
Like most Americans, until I was directly affected by a child with a disability, I didn’t know much about the subject. Now it’s become a huge part of my life. It's why I know October is both Down Syndrome Awareness Month and Disability Awareness Month. I was thrust into this world when my son was born in 2010. My
no matter what your disability
Naidex 2019 is introducing a fashion zone to help you shop more easily for accessible clothing. From stylish bibs to attractive footwear for wider feet, you can find accessible clothes for you at Naidex for FREE.
Disability and employment: when, if and how to talk about disability
Jane Hatton, who manages Evenbreak, a not-for-profit job board run by disabled people for disabled people, publishes her monthly article on the subject of employment and diversity. #DHgurus This is
Why People With Disabilities Need to Vote
It is our duty as American citizens to go out and vote. You don't have the right to complain about policy, lack of funding, more services being cut, or anything else if you did not vote. Educate yourself on a candidate's policies and issues that apply to you directly.
Toys with disabilities and why they matter
Do you know of any disabled toys? Sarah Ismail talks to us about how a disabled Barbie added to her childhood, and how we need more toys with disabilities
Top 10 films featuring disability
With the media becoming ever more prominent in our 21st century lives, how we see disabled people and the disability experience being represented on the cinema screen is becoming increasingly
What is acceptable disability terminology?
We delve into the murky waters of what is acceptable disability terminology. So many words are misused to describe disabled people - cripple, retard, handicaped. What disability-related terms are OK? Join the debate.
Firms learn disability confidence
SHIPLEY MP Philip Davies hosted an event to help more disabled people across his constituency get into work.
Tips for traveling with a disability
For the holiday season, here are some helpful questions to make sure you have answered before traveling with a disability.
What is a Disability? What Are Some of the Misconceptions About the Disability Community?
A disability as defined by the Americans with disabilities act says it is someone who has a pre-existing condition or has been diagnosed as disabled. That is the description I will be referring to …
Disability and Self-Acceptance: What I learned from the medical and social models of disability
Jerry Robinson, UCP summer intern and Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University reflects on his early experiences as an individual with a disability and explains
Tips for Mentioning Disability on Dating Apps
Alex shares strategies for how and when to mention disability on the popular dating apps OkCupid and Tinder.
Why You Need Disability Coverage
A group policy from work probably won\'t replace enough of your income to meet your needs.
Disability advocates learn to speak out
Jennine Vlasaty’s 8-year-old son Nickolas was born with Down syndrome. For most of his schooling, he was able to attend typical elementary classes and interact with his peers. But in the last two years, Nickolas has been pulled out increasingly for special education classes.
National Center On Disability And Journalism At Cronkite Revamps Disability Style Guide
When it comes to talking about disabilities, language is everything. And that’s why the National Center on Disability and Journalism at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism is revamping its current style guide. Amy Silverman is a freelance journalist and sits on the NCDJ board. She says the style guide was produced in the first place because there were so many questions about how to refer…
How To Teach A Child About Disabilities, According To Moms & Kids With Disabilities
Every parent knows it's challenging to raise children, especially when you're simultaneously facing challenges of your own. And for parents and kids with disabilities, those challenges often include the way people treat or perceive you. There are a…