chapter  10
Exploring Contemporary Perspectives on Disability Rights and Culture
WithSusan Baglieri, Priya Lalvani
Pages 16

This chapter focuses on providing strategies and resources for teachers to develop lessons and inquiries about the current experiences of people with disabilities with regard to community life, housing, employment, and accessibility. The chapter invites discussion on how advocacy, self-advocacy, activism, and allyship play a role in changing practices and policies for people with disabilities and members of other marginalized groups. It explores a variety of perspectives on language, representation, and identity among members of the disability community. Teachers will find multiple resources, ideas for activities, and reproducible for teaching lessons and developing inquiries on topics such as activism, advocacy, accessibility, community living, and the presence and visibility of people with disabilities in the news media, arts, and popular culture.