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ProPublica Plain Language Translations – State of Denial

Recently, I had the pleasure of doing plain language translations for a series of articles written by Amy Silverman and published by ProPublica. Plain language uses clear language and simplified sentence structure to make the story more accessible to more people, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Plain language does not change or censor… Continue reading ProPublica Plain Language Translations – State of Denial

Informational Flyer for Spring 2021 – Disability, Technology and Society

Flyer Text: Disability, Technology, and SocietyDST 4980.002 (CRN25891)Spring 2021Course DescriptionFrom smart phones to brain implants, our social lives, bodies, and minds are entangled with the tech we make and use. Visions of a tech-enhanced future include superhuman cyborgs and “designer babies.” In this course, we will learn about the relationship between disability and technology, focusing… Continue reading Informational Flyer for Spring 2021 – Disability, Technology and Society

Community Storytelling- ProPublica, Tucson Daily Star, and Detour Company Collaboration

From ProPublica: "In journalism, people with disabilities are often talked about, rather than talked to. ProPublica and The Arizona Daily Star are spending the year investigating barriers to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Arizona. We’re making it a priority to get to know the people we’re writing about and include their… Continue reading Community Storytelling- ProPublica, Tucson Daily Star, and Detour Company Collaboration

New Easy to Read Resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act

This easy-to-read booklet, published by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, is designed for people with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, or anyone else who would like a short, simple overview of the ADA. You can download the PDF here: https://www.adainfo.org/sites/default/files/ADA-Overview-Easy-Read.pdf. I wrote this resource while working as an intern with TransCen, Inc in 2015-2016.

African Studies Association Annual Meeting 2019 Presentation

African Studies Association Annual Meeting 2019 Presentation Slides Presentation Text November 21-23, 2019, Boston, MA, USA. Panel: Disability Rights in Kenya: Activism and Engagement with Communities Date: November 22, 8:30 Presentation Title: Prenatal Genetic Testing and Congenital Disability: A Call for East African Perspectives Abstract: While there is a proliferation of interdisciplinary scholarship on Western… Continue reading African Studies Association Annual Meeting 2019 Presentation

National Women’s Studies Association 2019 Presentation

Click here to download presentation text (DocX) Click here to download presentation slides (PPT) November 14-17, San Fransisco, CA, USA. Panel: Toward a New Body Politic: Alternative Onto-Epistemologies in Birth, Dis/Ability, and Death Date: Thursday, November 14, 4:10-5:25, Hilton Union Square, Nob Hill 08 Presentation Title: The Obligations of Agency: Biomedical Technologies and Dis/Ability Abstract:… Continue reading National Women’s Studies Association 2019 Presentation

4S 2019 Presentation Notes and Slides

Click here to download presentation notes (DocX) Click here to download PowerPoint slides (PDF) Society for the Social Studies of Science 2019 Annual Meeting September 4-7, 2019, New Orleans, USA. Panel: Creative Misfits II - Creating Categories: Disability, Agency, and Identity Date: Thursday, September 5, 9:45-11:15, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Presentation Title: Account/Ability: Disability and… Continue reading 4S 2019 Presentation Notes and Slides

New Article Available Now! “A Privileged Bodymind: The Entanglement of Ableism and Capitalism”

Recently, I had the privilege of co-authoring an academic article with a colleague of mine. Find the abstract and link to the open access article in the International Journal of Economic Development below: Abstract When identifying and addressing the causes and consequences of ableism, it is necessary to consider capitalistic influences. When considering the inequalities… Continue reading New Article Available Now! “A Privileged Bodymind: The Entanglement of Ableism and Capitalism”

Have We Crossed the Rubicon? Disability and Contemporary Eugenics

I was recently given the opportunity to write a narrative essay for Eugenic Rubicon, an online interactive resource about eugenic sterilization practices in the United States. My contribution discusses the legacy of eugenic sterilization and the ways in which eugenic practices still impact people with disabilities. Read more here: Have We Crossed the Rubicon? Disability and Contemporary Eugenics … Continue reading Have We Crossed the Rubicon? Disability and Contemporary Eugenics