This is a high-level overview of the new topic of disability studies. Disability studies is a multidisciplinary field that incorporates literature, political theory, and assistive technology.
PLAN OF STUDY:
Week 1: Getting Started Parts 1&2 of the Social Model of Disability, Medical Model of Disability, and Disability Definition: An Evolving Phenomenon Stigma: A Universal Phenomenon, Disability and Stigma
Week 2: Key Concepts, Parts 1&2 of Ableism Disability Models, Disability Activism Interdependence, Activism, and Dependency
Week 3: Key Concepts: Blindness, the metaphor of blindness, Eugenics, Disability Pride, Disability Resilience, and Disability Passing
Week 4: Disabilities, Ideas, and Disciplines: Assistive Technology: An Interview with Prof. Madhusudan Rao, Disability and Ethnography: An Interview with Prof. Madhusudan Rao,
Week 5: Disabilities, Ideas, and Disciplines: Assistive Technology: An Interview with Prof. Madhusudan Rao, Prof. James Staple is interviewed.
Week 6: Ideas, and Disciplines Gender and Disability: An Interview with Prof Tanya Titchkosky, Dyslexia and the Modern University