Facing the COVID-19 Crisis in Japan With a Disability*

By  Mark Bookman and Michael Gillan Peckitt Michael [The Limping Philosopher]: I am an academic living in Kobe and I work at Osaka University. I have cerebral palsy and, while I can get around with the aid of a walking stick, I have very little movement in the left side of my body. My disability also […]

Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19*

Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19 by Aimi Hamraie As universities declare class cancelations and mandate a shift to online teaching, instructors have the opportunity to design online course materials to be as accessible as possible from the beginning. This will also ensure that your course materials are accessible moving forward. All of the […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Emily R. Douglas

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fifty-eighth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]

Landmark Settlement With Harvard University To Improve Online Accessibility

The National Association for the Deaf (NAD) in the U.S. has announced a landmark settlement with Harvard University which includes requirements that go beyond the university’s recently-introduced accessibility policies, including requirements to caption live events, third-party platforms (such as YouTube videos), and department-sponsored student groups. The following article about the settlement (dated November 27, 2019) […]

Weinberg and Barnes on Ableist Language

Last week, Justin Weinberg put two additional posts on Daily Nous that make liberal use of ableist language. Elizabeth Barnes gave him permission to do so. In a manner of speaking. For only days before Weinberg put these ableist posts on his blog, he published an interview with Barnes in which she speaks disparagingly about […]

Do Disabled Canadians Vote?

A federal election is taking place in Canada today. All across the country, eligible voters will submit their ballots to determine the next federal government here. The months and weeks leading up to the election have been rife with controversies and scandals, including the SNC-Lavalin affair, Bill 21 in Quebec, and shocking revelations and photographs […]

More on Discrimination Against Disabled Students at Canadian Universities

The CBC News article that I have linked to below follows up on the LAW TIMES article that was the subject of yesterday’s post. Here is an excerpt from the CBC News article: Roch Longueépée says the University of Waterloo’s move to appeal a court order forcing it to accommodate him in the admissions process shows how far […]

Canadian Universities Discriminate Against Disabled Students Too

As you might have assumed, not only do Canadian universities discriminate against disabled faculty; they also discriminate against disabled students. A recent article in LAW TIMES explains the Sept. 20 Divisional Court decision, Longueépée v. University of Waterloo, 2019 ONSC 5465, that “showed the admission process created a discriminatory barrier for a student with a disability […]

Dorian, Disaster Relief, and Disabled People

In her excellent and provocative post the other day, Melinda drew attention to a number of the political, social, and economic implications of and issues that surround “natural” disasters, including the ways that these disasters tie into climate change and the warming of the planet. Melinda and her family have now evacuated. The last word […]