Center for Accessibility

Photo of an Asian American woman in a power chair. She is wearing a blue shirt with a geometric pattern with orange, black, white, and yellow lines and cubes. She is wearing a mask over her nose attached to a gray tube and bright red lip color. She is smiClose-up photo of White American woman, with long brown hair, wear longsleeve,black blouse, with small floral pattern. The woman is layng on her left side, against an olive green pillow.

Disability Visibility: A Conversation with Alice Wong and Jessica Slice

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 7:00 pm

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century editor and activist, Alice Wong, and contributing writer, activist, Jessica Slice, will explore the themes of this new anthology and the art of reclaiming space for people with disabilities in an ableist society, on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, media maker and consultant based in San Francisco. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project® (DVP), an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture. Currently, Alice is the Editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people.   Jessica Slice (she/her), MSW, is a mother, a disabled wheelchair user and a writer. Jessica contributed to Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century. She attended Davidson College and Columbia University. She thinks and writes about accessibility, gender-based health care disparities, parenting with a disability, poetry, pain, divorce and transracial adoption. She lives in Canada with her husband, son and old dog, Batman. 
The Hidden Treasure of Black ASLCarolyn McCaskill photo

Black Culture in the Deaf Community

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00 pm

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Carolyn McCaskill on Black Culture in the Deaf Community.  In celebrating the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and the International Week of the Deaf, we will discuss the importance of black culture in the deaf community. Learn about the variety of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Black Deaf community, known as Black ASL. The socio-historical conditions that made its emergence possible will be described, along with the linguistic features that characterize the variety.