Disabilities

New book says community colleges should tighten their admissions policies

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Too many unprepared students are enrolling in community college, argues a new book, which takes on both open-access admissions policies and the "completion agenda."

Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services

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Students with disabilities say the ignorance of faculty and staff members makes it difficult to get the help they need -- and in some cases, makes them less willing to disclose their condition.

Outrage over professor's Twitter post on obese students

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Professor sets off furor with comment on Twitter about obese Ph.D. applicants.

Clemson professors criticize 'trivializing' disability awareness event

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Clemson University aims to raise disability awareness with a role-reversal day, but some professors find the event demeaning.

Writing program association continues to debate access for members with disabilities

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A major writing conference caught flak last year for rejecting panels about disabilities in writing. It's made some changes, but some still aren't satisfied.

Iowa State student with disability battles bullying with open letter

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An Iowa State student with disabilities was mortified last month to find social media posts mocking her for using a three-wheeled scooter to get around campus. She went public.

U of Michigan Press endorses accessible book publishing guidelines

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The disability studies scholars behind guidelines on accessibility in publishing gain their first endorsement from a university press.

U of Toledo launches first full undergraduate major in disability studies

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U of Toledo will start nation's first full undergraduate major in an interdisciplinary field that has taken off.

Justice Department moves to intervene in disability discrimination lawsuit

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The U.S. Department of Justice seeks to join a blind student's discrimination lawsuit against Miami University in Ohio. The university denies the allegations.

Authors discuss their book on Harvard students with disabilities

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Authors discuss their new book on the stories of Harvard students with disabilities.

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