What assumptions do we make about people who are disabled or able-bodied?

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Equality doesn’t mean Justice

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Image

Overview

This widely circulated poster of three people watching a baseball game from behind a fence labels the left panel "Equallity" and the right panel "Justice."  Above the panels, the poster asserts that…

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Managing Employees with Hidden Disabilities

Highlights

It went very well. The meaty parts were about what was fair and how people can perceive things inaccurately. We spent about 15 minutes discussing the image.

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Young Armless Man in the Barbecue Restaurant

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Reading

Overview

Brooklyn-born poet Phyllis Koestenbaum is senior scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University.  "Admission of Failure" appeared in a collection of Koestenbaum's prose poems…

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A Story about the Body

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Reading

Overview

Robert Hass is an American poet who served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995-1997. In his short parable, "A Story about the Body," a young composer falls…

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On Being A Cripple

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Reading

Overview

Nancy Mairs was born in Long Beach, California in 1943 and raised in Massachusetts, near Boston. An acclaimed personal essayist, Mairs writes with candor and humor about her experiences as…