Digital Display: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Thursday, Nov 24, 2022

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a day that promotes the understanding of disabilities and disability issues, and brings awareness and support to the people in our communities with disabilities, and their well-being, rights and dignity. To celebrate this day, MacEwan Library has compiled a number of resources to watch or read that will teach you more about this vibrant community.

To Read:

Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design by Bess Williamson

Beyond Accommodation: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Disabled Library Workers by Jessica Schomberg and Wendy Highby

Careers for People with Disabilities: Special Opportunities if you are Deaf, Hard of Hearing: Using Today's Technology you can Succeed in any Mainstream Profession by the Institute for Career Research

Case Studies in Transition and Employment for Students and Adults with Disabilities by Keith Storey

Disability Is Not Inability: A Quest for Inclusion and Participation of People with Disability in Society by Nathaniel Amanze and S. Nkhoma

Disability Studies: Educating for Inclusion by Tim Corcoran, Julie White and Ben Whitburn

Disability, the Media and the Paralympic Games by Carolyn Jackson-Brown

Efficacy of Assistive Technology Interventions by Dave Edyburn

Making Computers Accessible: Disability Rights and Digital Technology by Elizabeth R. Petrick

More than Medals: A History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan by Dennis J. Frost

Physical Education for Young People with Disabilities: A Handbook of Practical Ideas Created by Practitioners for Practitioners by Rebecca Foster and Lerverne Barber

Playing on an Uneven Field: Essays on Exclusion and Inclusion in Sports by Yuya Kiuchi

Swimming Against the Tide: True Story of Para Swimmer Madhavi Latha by Madhavi Latha Prathigudupu

The Inclusive Management Strategy: Engineering Culture Change for Employees with DisAbilities by Camelia M. Fawzy and Brenda Shore

The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving, and Changing the World by Al Etmanski

The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition by Richard Luecking

Uncanny Bodies: Superhero Comics and Disability by Scott T. Smith and José Alaniz


To Watch:

Autistic Hockey Lessons from Coach Joe

Disability Without Borders

Paralympian Lora Webster Champions Adaptive Sports

Power of Sport