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Who’s Missing From Conversations About School Accessibility? Disabled Parents.

“Mommy, you’re coming to my robotics presentation right?” my son asked. My son had been in an after-school robotics class for the last ten weeks and they were doing a “big presentation” on the last day of class. My son,…
Bethany is positioned with her back to a classroom background.

Deaf Access to Sex Ed with Bethany Gehman

Language barriers, inaccessible media, and ableist stigma continue to prevent Deaf youth from accessing both formal and informal opportunities for sex ed. Bethany Gehman shares her experience as a Deaf sex educator.…
Two students on a bench grimace at the camera.

Pardon Me: Helpful, But Unhelpful – DO-IT 2019

Let's face it, people can be awkward, even with the best of intentions. Abby and Nathan share tips on what to do (and not do) when you see a disabled person that might need help.
Two students face another who uses a power chair.

Pizza For All – DO-IT 2019

Everyone deserves a home slice - including people with disabilities. Make sure to include everyone in your community.
Two students sit in chairs facing the camera

Accommodations for Unseen Issues – DO-IT 2019

Whether you see us or not, we’re still here. Check out a new video by DO-IT Scholars about accommodations for less visible disabilities!
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The Fact that IDEA Might be Fully Funded by 2023 Isn’t an Accomplishment. It’s a Disgrace.

In the 1955 Brown vs. the Board of Education case, the court stated: “Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments….It is the very foundation of good citizenship. Today, it is a principal instrument…
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How to Make Your Video Go Viral. Hint: Be an #a11y

With support from the Ford Foundation, we’ve created a detailed guide for making accessible videos. We hope video makers of all levels and abilities will take the time to check it out!
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Here’s Why Student Loan Debt is a Disability Rights Issue

When Cara Liebowitz graduated from the City University of New York School of Professional Studies in 2016 with her MA in Disability Studies, she was already on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) so she found it surprisingly easy to have her

VIDEO: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Disasters do occur all the time, from hurricanes, earthquakes, shootings, and many more.  Whenever there is a disaster, we hardly hear disabled individuals mentioned as to whether they were injured or safely escaped.