KOMO News recently published an article about a University of Washington Law School graduate who uses a power chair suing the university over a lack of access to Alaska Airlines Arena, where the UW basketball and volleyball teams play. You can read the article on the KOMO News website, or in the transcription provided below. …more about Disabled UW Alum Sues University Over Access
Disability Scoop recently published an article about The U.S. Department of Education’s plans to fund a new national center to help college students with disabilities. You can read it on the Disability Scoop website, or in the transcription below. Federal officials are looking to add new resources to support students with disabilities pursuing higher education. The …more about Feds Aim To Help College Students With Disabilities
Insight Into Diversity recently published an article on studying abroad for people with disabilities. You can read it at the Insight Into Diversity website, or the transcription below. Nonprofit organizations are working together to make study abroad more accessible for underrepresented students and students with disabilities There is often a misconception — compounded by pamphlets and …more about Changing Perceptions: Making Study Abroad an Accessible Dream for All Students
Check out NPR’s article on a Biology Professor who has made it her life’s work to encourage Deaf students to do anything they want. You can read the NPR article or the text below. Biology Professor’s Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything To get a really good sense of why Caroline Solomon is …more about Biology Professor’s Calling: Teach Deaf Students They Can Do Anything
Check out this letter from Jane Jarrow, a parent of a student with disabilities, as to the upcoming changes you can expect when your student heads to college. You can read the original letter or the copy of it below, produced here with Jane’s permission. An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter …more about An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter College
“Toy Like Me is a recent Facebook campaign calling for more representation and diversity in the toy industry with their main goal being the production of toys for children with disabilities. The page features submissions from parents who have given makeovers to existing toys to better represent their kids. Makies, a UK dollmaker, responded to the …more about New Line of Dolls Represent Kids with Disabilities
Bellevue College autism program to partner with Central Washington University. Unique program helps students with autism succeed in higher education Bellevue College announced today it will partner with Central Washington University beginning spring quarter, 2015 to bring BC’s successful Autism Spectrum Navigators (ASN) program to the Ellensburg, Wash. campus. BC created the ASN program in …more about ASN Featured by Bellevue College!
Tim Howard, goalie for the US Soccer National Team, sits down with CNN to discuss life and Tourette’s. Check CNN’s Article on Time Howard out!
October was Disability Pride Month here at BC. Events ranged from technical trainings on accessible documents to the Disability Postcard Project, a collection of postcard-sized art with musings on what disability means. Below are a few examples but you can check out the full blog of postcards, including image descriptions. The month was capped off …more about Lydia Brown Wraps Up Disability Pride Month!
DRC Director Susan Gjolmesli was published today in BC’s The Watchdog with an article on understanding guide dog teams and proper etiquette. You can read the article at The Watchdog, or read the transcript below! Open letter from a guide dog team at Bellevue College October 7, 2014 by Susan Gjolmesli On behalf of the DRC Team …more about Open Letter from a Guide Dog Team at BC