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Chapter 8: Ableism

Section 1: Discussion Questions

1A: Context

What social historical factors play into the construction of disabilities?

What are the primary principles of Universal Design and how can these be applied to various educational contexts?

How have people with disabilities been marginalized from mainstream society during historical and contemporary times?

How have people with disabilities been marginalized from mainstream society during historical and contemporary times?

What feelings do you experience when you see a person with a visible disability (e.g. wheelchair user, person who is blind)?

How do you think your reactions to people with disabilities affect people with disabilities?

1B: Voices

What are the similarities and differences between mobility impairments, hearing impairments, and cognitive disabilities?

What have you learned from reading the personal narratives about people with differing disabilities?

1C: Next Steps

What are the individual, cultural, and institutional changes that can create a more inclusive society?

Based upon the readings within this chapter, how might you see yourself advocating for change?

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