[Hbcudisability] FW: DREAM Weekly Email, Disability and Higher Education in the News: January 13-19, 2019

Wendy Harbour wendy at ahead.org
Fri Jan 18 15:40:04 EST 2019

DREAM Weekly Email, Disability and Higher Education in the News: January 13-19, 2019
>From DREAM: Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring

Sponsored by the National Center for College Students with Disabilities and the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)


Just a reminder: the DREAM Weekly Email just has highlights from the news - to access the full version:

  *   Read the attached Word document (with active links)
  *   Visit our visual and graphic-based version of the news at http://www.nccsdonline.org/news.html
  *   Read the news online with searchable archives at https://www.dreamcollegedisability.org/this-weeks-news-in-disability-and-higher-education

Having trouble accessing an article?  Check with your campus library or reach out to us (NCCSD at ahead.org<mailto:NCCSD at ahead.org>).


Disability and higher education in the news (in no particular order):

* Stanford's Undergraduate Senate passed a resolution supporting creation of a permanent on-campus disability community center to replace the temporary "Abilities Hub" space; a petition in support of the center received more than 700 signatures in one day: https://www.stanforddaily.com/2019/01/16/senate-passes-resolution-supporting-disability-community-center/ and https://www.stanforddaily.com/2019/01/16/disability-community-center-inclusion-highlighted-in-assu-fall-progress-report/

* For the first time, the IRS will inform people with disabilities about ABLE accounts, including new rules allowing people to deposit work income; money in ABLE accounts does not affect government benefits and may be used for a variety of purposes, including college expenses: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2018/12/13/irs-reminding-able-account-rules/25812/

* The Netherlands' Tilburg University has an Academic Collaborative Center that requires researchers to collaborate with people who have intellectual disabilities: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/current/news/background-tranzo/

* The Television Academy Foundation that produces the Emmys announced nominees for the prestigious annual College Television Awards; Florida State University student Chris Violette is the winner of the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship award, for his project Woman of Steel: http://www.emmys.com/news/foundation-news/cta-nominees-2019

* Inspired by a leadership course, two students at South Dakota State University are working to make "mental health days" accommodations under SDSU's attendance policies: https://sdsucollegian.com/5456/news/leave-of-absence/

* Missouri State University opened a new Bear POWER program for students with intellectual disabilities: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2019/01/13/inclusive-msu-program-opens-doors-students-disabilities/1581923002/

* Studying what she calls "technoableism," Virginia Tech researcher Ashley Shew looks at the differences between how nondisabled researchers and disabled people view technology: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/ashley-shew-disability-research-virginia-tech

* An in-depth series in The Tribune newspaper reports on eating disorders in college students, and shares the story of one student at California Polytchnic State University and how she got help (videos are not captioned or audio described):

  *   Part 1 of this story is at https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/health-and-medicine/article223957915.html
  *   Part 2 is at https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/health-and-medicine/article224531485.html

* A Peru State College researcher will be naming a newly-discovered virus after his beloved wheelchair-using dog: http://kwbe.com/featured-news/nebraska-born-scientist-peru-state-alum-names-virus-in-memory-of-wheelchair-bound-dog/

A Few Other Items of Possible Interest:

* In a landmark case, a judge ruled that Domino's pizza must make its website and app accessible to people with disabilities; the decision sets a precedent for similar lawsuits around the country: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46894463

* The partial federal shutdown is now the longest in history, with no end in sight - here's a few ways it's affecting people with disabilities, including college students:

  *   In this article about how colleges are helping students affected by the shutdown, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators reminds people that financial aid offices can address concerns about scholarships, student loans, and any family financial hardship, just as they do with family's dealing with medical debt and other issues: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/01/18/colleges-respond-shutdown-creates-new-cost-issues-some-students?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=000822fb1d-DNU_2019_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-000822fb1d-198891893&mc_cid=000822fb1d&mc_eid=a51c972f65
  *   Researchers believe it will take at least one year for research efforts to catch up after shutdown delays: https://www.chronicle.com/article/If-History-Is-Any-Guide-End/245476?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=97b3767ca78d4a539b79df76ed1a0f6c&elq=7dfa074a69434ecda20761ff78baa9e2&elqaid=21974&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=10747
  *   Here's a list of how different federal agencies are affected: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/04/5-industries-affected-by-government-shutdown.html
  *   A federal worker talks about not having money to pay for basic medical needs, including a personal care assistant: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2019/1/17/18185810/government-shutdown-furlough-disability
  *   Another person with a disability talks about being furloughed and trying to choose between epilepsy medication and electricity: https://wamu.org/story/19/01/15/shutdown-forces-this-furloughed-fed-to-choose-between-medication-or-electricity/

* "Faces Behind the Screen" tells the stories of people who benefit from accessible web design, including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or low vision (videos are captioned but not audio described, and all stories are available as text): https://www.3playmedia.com/faces-behind-the-screen/

* New research suggests that companies that employ and support people with disabilities are outperforming other companies in the U.S., with an average 28% higher revenue: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/company-persons-with-disabilities

* Patrick Burleigh started puberty at age 2 after inheriting a gene for testotoxicosis that was passed down among males in his family; he talks about his life growing up and reflects on whether or not he wants to edit the genes of his son to eliminate the condition: https://www.thecut.com/2019/01/precocious-puberty-patrick-burleigh.html

* The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil was born partially deaf, but still turned down a role of a deaf woman because she didn't want to "be part of erasure," encouraging recruiters to give the role to "a brilliant deaf woman:" https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/jameela-jamil-reveals-why-she-turned-down-role-of-deaf-woman-37712416.html

* A decorated veteran and U.S. citizen with mental illness was detained by ICE for deportation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/01/17/latino-marine-veteran-was-detained-deportation-then-ice-realized-he-was-citizen/?utm_term=.8761430417b0

* Doctors said Haley Moss was autistic and would probably never graduate from high school, but this year she became an attorney and was admitted to the Florida Bar: https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2019/01/14/twenty-years-after-her-autism-diagnosis-haley-moss-is-admitted-to-the-florida-bar/

For more information about DREAM or AHEAD contact Wendy Harbour (wendy at ahead.org<mailto:wendy at ahead.org>).
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By the way, please don't presume DREAM, the National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD), AHEAD, or the U.S. Department of Education agree with or support everything in these links we send out - we're just passing along the information so you can form your own opinions.  Thanks.

DREAM and the NCCSD are funded by a grant to AHEAD from the U.S. Department of Education (P116D150005).

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