Disability Studies teaches about disability, not as an individual deficit, but in terms of physical and social barriers that constrain people.
With a solid foundation from an interdisciplinary core course in Disability Studies and a community engaged learning experience, students will be able to select from a range of other courses related to disability studies in humanities, health, education, nursing, public policy, engineering, social work, law, business, and other disciplines. Students graduating with the certificate will be able to apply their knowledge and skills in multiple roles, including, but not limited to, manager, co-worker, teacher, lawyer, business owner, service provider, community member, and neighbor.
As many as 3.2 million Americans with disabilities are "sidelined" on Election Day.
Since the beginning of 2011, legislators in 41 state governments have introduced at least 180 bills that would make it harder to register or to vote. At least 25 laws and two executive actions have been enacted, affecting 19 states.
We examine whether people with disabilities are part of the political mainstream, or remain outsiders in important respects, by studying political participation and the under-explored topic of how disability relates to attitudes toward politics.