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Festival of Dyslexic Culture — A Celebration of who we are, through what we create

A Celebration of who we are, through what we create
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London Metropolitan University hosted a Festival of Dyslexic Culture


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Musharaf Asghar: ‘My stammer has made me brave’

Musharaf Asghar: ‘My stammer has made me brave’ | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Homa Khaleeli: Educating Yorkshire star Mushy reduced viewers to tears as he struggled with his speech difficulties. He talks about being a role model, Islamophobia and why he’s lucky to have a stammer
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Musharaf Asghar, a reality TV star in the UK, discusses stuttering in elementary and secondary (high school) levels, trying to get speech pathology training in college, and his experiences as a British Muslim Pakistani in an era of “Islamaphobia"

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Sign Language Interpreter Education: Time for a National Call to Action | Street Leverage

Sign Language Interpreter Education: Time for a National Call to Action | Street Leverage | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Cindy Volk outlines the challenges in sign language interpreter education, encouraging the pursuit of meaningful improvements from all sectors of the community.
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A call for better sign language interpreter training programs is happening, particularly at four-year colleges and universities


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NY college gets new kind of disabled parking sign

NY college gets new kind of disabled parking sign | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
A new kind of disabled parking sign is going up at a college in New York.
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SUNY Plattsburg has installed new disability parking signs across campus

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3 Things Every Teen With ADHD Should Know Before Going To College

3 Things Every Teen With ADHD Should Know Before Going To College | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
As a teen with ADHD, or an ADDYTeen, getting through high school with good grades and good scores was challenging. Getting into a top flight school like the University of Puget Sound was even harder....
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Check out this teen with ADHD, or ADDYTeen’s, experience of college orientation

 
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U.S. Department of Education to make student loan information accessible to blind borrowers as part of settlement @insidehighered

U.S. Department of Education to make student loan information accessible to blind borrowers as part of settlement @insidehighered | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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Get ready to access your student loan info with a  screen reader! “The Department of Education agreed to make all websites, forms, and documents related to federal student loans accessible to blind students by, for instance, providing Braille copies and meeting universal web accessibility standards.” The new settlement affects the DOE and loan servicers 

 
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Meet the first Peruvian with Down syndrome to graduate college

Meet the first Peruvian with Down syndrome to graduate college | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Bryan Russell Mujica, 22, finished his fifth year in journalism at USIL.
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First Peruvian with Down Syndrome to graduate college—and he may be on to grad school

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Updated: Huge boost for UI wheelchair program

Updated: Huge boost for UI wheelchair program | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
The University of Illinois has been designated an official U.S. Paralympic Training Site.
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an official US Paralympic training site, and is building new facilities to support their tradition of adaptive atheltics

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Video: Gallaudet Takes Action Against Sexual Assaults

Video: Gallaudet Takes Action Against Sexual Assaults | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
The university for the deaf and hard of hearing has been praised by the Department of Justice for its work in educating staff members and students on sexual-misconduct issues.
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 Gallaudet University has been working hard at employing new tools and trainings to decrease instances of sexual assault and relationship violence on campus after being reported as having the highest rate of reported sexual assaults in the country

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Disability Rights Activism for Student Leaders

Disability Rights Activism for Student Leaders | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
  The disability community is the only minority group one can enter at anytime. For example, you might get into a car accident tomorrow and become disabled. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 5 people have a disability, which means that 1 in 5 LGBTQ people have a disability so it…
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A “one-pager” guide to disability rights from an LGBT perspective, and a good read when connecting disability to other types of diversity

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Disabled Upon Arrival

Disabled Upon Arrival | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
A video recording of Jay's talk is available below. The script that Jay spoke from has been added to the video to caption it, but those captions are imperfect. The script can also be downloaded below as an MS Word document, as can the Power Point slides displayed during the talk. Jay will respond to…
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The University of Delaware has posted a captioned video and transcripts of a talk by disability studies scholar Jay Dolmage; he discusses eugenics and academia, and connections to eugenics in immigration


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Rye exhibit goes to new human rights museum

Rye exhibit goes to new human rights museum | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Exhibit on disability rights will open at the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg
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 An exhibit on disability history started in a Ryerson University disability studies class, and now has become a permanent exhibit in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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Oregon to start including 'modified' special education diplomas in graduation rates

Oregon to start including 'modified' special education diplomas in graduation rates | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Requirements to earn a modified diploma are stringent: The student must have a demonstrated history of struggling in school due to a learning problem or medical condition and must earn 24 credits, including six academic credits outside of special education classes. It only makes sense to count modified diplomas as legitimate high school credentials for students who are eligible, state officials decided.
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 With college and financial aid opportunities opening up to students with disabilities graduating with modified (i.e., “special ed”) diplomas, Oregon has decided to count these students in their calculations of state graduation rates, automatically raising rates by two percent

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Public Comment on Draft Accreditation Standards

Public Comment on Draft Accreditation StandardsThe Think College National Coordinating Center's Accreditation Workgroup is seeking public comment on its Draft Model Accreditation Standards for Programs that serve students with intellectual disabilities. To support this effort, we have provided
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The federal government is asking for public comments about draft accreditation standards for programs serving college students with intellectual disabilities – learn more and offer your thoughts at the Think College website


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Training colleges target disabled to secure funding

Training colleges target disabled to secure funding | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Unscrupulous training colleges target the homeless and people with disabilities to secure government funds.
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As Australia’s student loan legislation opens up more doors, more homeless people and people with disabilities are being exploited, including students with intellectual disabilities -- Aspire College is returning tuition to at least one student who was offered a second diploma after failing to complete basic coursework due to his disability

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Disabled students: Molly goes to university

Disabled students: Molly goes to university | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
BBC Ouch follows a deafblind student over her first month at university to see how she has settled in.
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BBC Ouch in the UK is continuing to profile college students with disabilities.  Their weekly series focuses on Molly, who has Usher’s syndrome

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Bullying not a thing of the past for college students

Bullying not a thing of the past for college students | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
IN THIS STORY: University of Indiana, University of California - Santa Barbara
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Bullying doesn’t go away after high school, and many of the bullied students have disabilities

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For Spartans with disabilities, accessibility means isolation

For Spartans with disabilities, accessibility means isolation | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Despite being in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, many fans have raised a concern over a lack of accessible seating in Spartan Stadium
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Michigan State’s stadium is “ADA Compliant”, but really that’s not enough to include fans who need accessible seating. In fact, there are no accessible seats in the student section!

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Disability doesn't stop Beacon College president from the job he loves

Disability doesn't stop Beacon College president from the job he loves | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
It’s not unusual for Beacon College’s president to walk down Main Street of the downtown Leesburg campus and be greeted by students eager to shake his hand and make small talk — yet Dr. George J. Hagerty, affectionately called “Dr. H,” cannot see the people he meets.
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The first US college accredited to provide 4-year degrees for students with ADHD and LD has blind president


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Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
For the 50,000 students at LaGuardia Community College, the challenges can seem insurmountable.
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Intersections of race, class, language barriers and health/disability are discussed in this article about a diverse community college in NYC

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​Building a monument to wounded warriors

​Building a monument to wounded warriors | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
A visit to the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, a thing of beauty designed to honor an ugly fact: the wounds of war
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Monument includes wounded warriors in higher ed. (Video not captioned, but the article sticks closely to the script

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The Long Road to Disability Rights in Japan

The Long Road to Disability Rights in Japan | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
In January 2014, Japan became the 140th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. What are the implications for Japanese society and its efforts to eliminate discrimination?
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Thinking of visiting or studying abroad in Japan? Japan has ratified the CRPD, and according to this article, it’s quite the leap for the island nation which “differs fundamentally in terms of their social environment and their concepts of law” as compared to the US. Covers impact on colleges as well

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Disabled and Proud Conference 2014 | The Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University

Disabled and Proud Conference 2014 | The Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
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Remember to register for the FREE Disabled and Proud conference October 18-19 at Syracuse University!  Limited stipends are available first-come first-serve for college student leaders of disability-related organizations

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Don't let disability dictate your year abroad

Don't let disability dictate your year abroad | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Foreign mountains pose obvious challenges, but I'm used to towns not designed with wheelchair users in mind, writes a student blogger
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One college student from the UK ponders how much his disability should be factored in when making decisions about study abroad

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Visually impaired students score in campus goalball team | The Daily Californian

Visually impaired students score in campus goalball team | The Daily Californian | Disability and higher education | Scoop.it
Unlike other sports, goalball is specifically designed for visually impaired individuals. For most of the team’s players — all of whom are visually impaired — goalball is their first exposure to competitive sports.
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UC Berkeley has set up inclusive physical education courses and teams, including one in goalball (a Paralympic sport that was created for visually impaired players) – are sports and disabled college students this generation’s Title IX?

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