Accommodations in Academia – Some positive models

As I wrote about the job discrimination ads last month for Al Jazeera America‚Äč, I kept thinking about the hashtag #ILookLikeAProfessor and Kelly J. Baker‚Äč’s work. My thesis is that the inadvertent part of this was based, at least in part, on people who had just never considered that a disabled person might be able … Continue ReadingAccommodations in Academia – Some positive models

Resource Post: The Arc of Texas job advertisements

UPDATE: The Arc of Texas has changed their job requirements to remove “physical and mental requirements” entirely from the list.  UPDATE 1/29/16 – Please see Kyle Piccola’s comment from The Arc of Texas in the comment thread. Archived at the bottom of the thread for record-keeping purposes. Original Post Below ———————————————————————- As of January 15, … Continue ReadingResource Post: The Arc of Texas job advertisements

What Is The Good Life? – Scenes from a Dystopian Job Market

The lucky winner of this job will be in an excellent position to opine on the Good Life. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of lecturer to teach the Humanities Common Course, IUF 1000: What is the Good Life?, to begin August 16, 2016. As … Continue ReadingWhat Is The Good Life? – Scenes from a Dystopian Job Market

Inclusion Pays Off in Vermont / MN Series On Disability and Work

The Star Tribune has a great  five-part series about disability and work, focused on Minnesota, but looking more broadly – Failing the Disabled. Here’s one I like, because it’s a positive outcome. With her zest and ambition, Wollum personifies the remarkable strategy that has made Vermont a leader in the civil rights movement for adults … Continue ReadingInclusion Pays Off in Vermont / MN Series On Disability and Work