The following links will take you to information that might be of interest to you as a student with a disability. The SDC does not endorse any of these websites but merely provides them as information.
Ted Talk by Maysoon Zayid
Laura Hershey was a knowledgeable consultant, published writer/researcher, and committed advocate who had 20 years’ experience working professionally in the disability field. She offered her skills for a variety of projects related to disability policy and social justice issues.
DIMENET is a national computer networking system that is accessible at multiple locations and provides access for communications and information sharing among individuals involved in the disability rights and independent living movements. DIMENET is a voluntary cooperative effort of the National Council on Independent Living, National Association for Independent Living, Associated Programs in Rural Independent Living, New England Coalition on Independent Living, the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at ILRU, Independence Associates, Inc., Access Center for Independent Living, Inc., Ability Resources, Inc, TNET Services and Greater Independence through Management Programs, Inc.
Disabled Women on the Web was established by Corbett O’Toole of the Disabled Women’s Alliance to provide information, resources, and support for women with disabilities to continue to CHANGE THE WORLD!
Disability World is a new web-zine dedicated to advancing an exchange of information and research about the international independent living movement of people with disabilities. The web-zine is the heart of a larger project, IDEAS for the New Millennium, funded in 1999 by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as a five-year project.
Ted Talk by Stella Young
Each daily edition of Inclusion Daily Express includes six or seven important disability rights stories, many you cannot find anywhere else, along with links to dozens of other articles, press releases, and columns.
The Institute’s purpose is to promote the opportunities of persons with disabilities to gain more personal and political power, self-determination, full participation and equality through information, training materials, consultancy and technical assistance. The Institute works in cooperation with other organizations which support these aims at the local, national and international level, including self-help groups in developing countries.
The only disability rights-oriented magazine in-print, Mouth is today’s voice of the disability nation.
Not Dead Yet was founded on April 27,1996, shortly after Jack Kevorkian was acquitted in the assisted suicides of two women with non-terminal disabilities. In a 1997 Supreme Court rally, the outcry of 500 people with disabilities chanting “Not Dead Yet” was heard around the world. Since then, other national disability rights groups have joined NDY in opposing legalized assisted suicide and chapters took action in over 30 states to help put Jack Kevorkian behind bars in 1999.
A virtual tour of an exhibit about the fight for civil rights.
Ragged Edge’s archives and libraries contain many articles about the disability rights movement.
A short film focused on strengths related to disability.