October 19, 2018
By Bess Williamson
A quick dissection juxtaposing two images of disability in American workforce promotion, focusing on the history and visual design of two advertisements
October 1, 2018
The intersection of disability and work is complex, as the work of care necessary to prepare a disabled person to go out into the world is done behind closed doors, often by workers whose labor is often undocumented, unseen, and undervalued.
March 28, 2017
Creating accessible spaces, technologies, and content often entails augmenting, altering, or otherwise working around the assumption that all users will have a “normal” able body.
September 7, 2016
The revised accessibility symbol emoji introduced in iOS 10 is not the familiar static wheelchair symbol. Its inclusion demonstrates how art and activism can influence culture, industries, and policies with major implications for access and participation in broader society.
February 2, 2016
The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read by Michael Bérubé is out today! This excerpt appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education…. READ MORE
October 27, 2015
Click here for more from TEDxPSU. Michael Bérubé is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University. In 2012,… READ MORE
May 5, 2015
In an article published on Somatosphere this week, author Julie Passanante Elman discusses race, disability, and the volatile teen brain. Read an excerpt from the essay below—and be sure check out more from the website’s… READ MORE
March 25, 2015
Sociologist Tom Shakespeare of the University of Norwich Medical School recently did a five-part series on “The Genius of Disability” for BBC Radio 3, with the first radio essay in the series… READ MORE