When she was just four years old, Molly Burke’s world began to darken: she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a retinal disease causing loss of vision.Drawing from deeply personal experiences, Molly brings audiences, especially students, a uniquely young and current perspective on issues many of them face each day. Her message—that any challenge in life, whether it’s bullying, mental illness or a loss of vision, can be overcome—resonates powerfully.
Women with a physical disability – A UNB female graduate student with a physical disability is looking for other females with physical disability to work on a project about the representations of women with physical disabilities in the media, to challenge them through new photo imagery. firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme for the Twelfth Annual Multiple Perspectives Conference, “Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative and Research” reaches across disciplines, professions and modes of knowing for a fuller understanding of disability. The theme facilitates our twelve year exploration of disability as a reflection of the human condition seen through the lenses environmental, theoretical and social constructs as well as personal experience.
What does disabled mean when a man with no legs can run faster than many Olympic sprinters? With prenatal screening able to predict hundreds of probable conditions, who should determine what kind of people get to be born? If you could augment your body’s capabilities in any way imaginable what would you do? From pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to neural implants to bionic limbs, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. What does it mean to design better humans and should we want to?
News Release Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons 2011 Disabilities Stakeholders’ Summit / Disability Awareness Week April 2011 FREDERICTON (CNB) – Persons with disabilities, their families, community agencies and other stakeholders are invited by the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons to attend the 2011 Disability Stakeholders’ Summit, May 30-31.“It is […]
There are several landmark events in the life of a young couple. One of the most exciting ones for any young couple, it could be argued, is the search for the first apartment together. But what happens when that search comes up empty? What happens when that apartment does not exist? This is the situation that I currently find myself in.