History

Words that hurt: “Lame”

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
“Lame”
According to Merriam-Webster, “lame” is an adjective that means “having an injured leg or foot that makes walking difficult or painful; not strong, good, or effective; not smart or impressive.” Originally the word lame was used to describe people

Portrait of the Whole Person: Paintings and Biographies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014Bertschi School, in partnership with Disability Rights Washington, presents Portrait of the Whole Person: Paintings and Biographies, to celebrate disability history and culture. Through the art show, we hope to heighten awareness of the disability rights movement and culture within the broader community.

Alexander Graham Bell and the Deaf community: A troubled history

Wednesday, January 29, 2014True or False? Manualism (sign language) and oralism (teaching individuals to speak and speech-read), have always been taught with equal regard in schools for the Deaf. Click on the headline above to see the answer and to learn more about manualism and oralism, and Alexander Graham Bell's influence on the debate.

A brief history of the early days of Deaf education in the United States, 1800-1880

Wednesday, January 15, 2014Question: Which of the following was central to the growth of U.S. Deaf culture in the 1800's? A. The proliferation of schools for the Deaf, and the spread of American Sign Language. B. Deaf people were encouraged to play football. C. The establishment of Deaf Alumni Associations. D. Charitable efforts of religious organizations. Click on the headline above to see the answer, and to learn more about the early days of Deaf education in the U.S.

Disability in film

Wednesday, January 8, 2014Choose the right answer. Which genre of film has the most work to do in representing people with disabilities in a realistic, non-stereotypical manner? A. Children's B. Horror C. Drama D. Comedy E. All of the above Click on the headline above to see the answer and to learn more about "Disability in film."

Disability in the Medieval Period

Wednesday, January 1, 2014Choose the right answer! Question: In the Medieval Period, people with disabilities were: A. Institutionalized to protect the social order. B. Living in their local communities. C. Living in religious convents and monasteries to be 'cured'. D. None of the above. Click on the headline above to read the answer and to learn more about disability in the Medieval Period.

Musicians with disabilities

Wednesday, December 25, 2013Choose the right answer! Question: Musicians who have disabilities make reference to disability in their lyrics: A. Frequently. B. Often. C. On occasion. D. Almost never. Click on the headline above to learn more about musicians with disabilities.

HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, December 18, 2013People with disabilities worldwide are disproportionately at risk of contracting HIV because they are: A) At higher risk of being a victim of violent sexual or physical abuse. B) Less informed about the risks of HIV due to limited education and literacy. C) Assumed to not be sexually active. D) All of the above. E) None of the above. Click on the headline above to learn the answer and to learn more about HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 To learn more about how HIV/AIDS affects people with disabilities, please visit: http://disabilityrightsgalaxy.com/?p=15707

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