Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

Disability Identity: Unpacking what we know about disability

Speaker: Kayla Brown (UW)
Date: Nov 23, 2020
Grant: AccessComputing
Kayla Brown talks about what it means to be disabled, looks at some key moments for the disability rights movement, and discusses common tropes for characters with disabilities in the media. Learn about the medical and social models of disability, examine the history of disability and the disability rights movement in the United States and how this has impacted perceptions of disability, and identify common tropes in the media that negatively portrays disability.