“Our very strong hope is that readers of this report will take away the urgent, pressing need for addressing civil rights and nondiscrimination with respect to the imposition of discipline in schools, and a recognition that students of color with disabilities are especially vulnerable.”
My students need to have more seating options when they walk into my room.
For each of the past six summers, a new group of unique students has gathered at OCAD University to participate in an unusual course called Unlearning And Questioning. This begins the most difficult part of their two-year masters study in inclusive design: to question assumptions, unlearn conformity and remove boundaries to thought.
Inclusive Design provides a way to challenge persistent gaps faced by marginalized students while holding high expectations for all. It simultaneously supports innovation, creativity, global citizenship and helps students use their learning to change themselves and the world.
There were no tests on the syllabus. There was no homework, per se. In this unique course at Gann Academy in Waltham, the task was to create a museum-worthy exhibit on the history of people with disabilities in America.
People with disabilities are underrepresented in STEM.
The European Institute for Design and Disability, EIDD, was founded in Dublin in 1993 with the aim of promoting better design for people with disabilities. This website is for design students and their tutors, professional designers, design managers and policy makers across Europe. It was created to introduce newcomers to key concepts, examples and design/research methods, and to support practitioners in building up their own collection of tools and techniques. A network of 160 organisations in EU member states and Norway.
Collects and disseminates Universal Design/Design for All Good Practices and knowledge around the world; enhances the respect to human diversity and works for a world where everyone enjoys equal opportunities for personal development.