A guide for people who are not familiar with disability issues and who want a briefing
An introduction to disability facts, issues, history, laws, and research in disability studies.
For educators who have little or no experience with students or colleagues with disabilities. For anyone who is outside the field and wants a quick briefing.
A section addresses the numbers of people with disabilities in fields of science and engineering and the need to recruit more students with disabilities. There are examples of resources for faculty to improve instruction.
There is a short overview in the form of a presentation script. The Short Reader and Syllabus is a digest covering topics often included in full Disability Studies readers written by experts.
An annotated bibliography is provided for those who want further depth. It draws from syllabi used for undergraduates.
Written under the direction of Robert L. Todd of the Center for Assistive Technology and Environment Access (CATEA) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Funded by National Science Foundation grant HRD 06-22885, RDE/Mark Leddy.
Sevo, Ruta (2011). Basics about disabilities and science and engineering education. Under the direction of Robert L. Todd, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
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