Response to Marshek et al.’s “Exploring Barriers to College Student Use of Disability Services and Accommodations”

This report by Marshak et al. analyzes qualitative data from a survey of disabled college students about their decisions to accept or reject disability services and about what difficulties they have when using the services. The report categorizes data collected about why some students reject disability services into five main categories: identity issues, desires to avoid negative social reactions, […]

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Response to Christine Miserandino’s “The Spoon Theory”

  In Christine Miserandino’s “The Spoon Theory”, Miserandino tells a personal story of how she explains her disability to a friend using spoons.┬áMiserandino uses these spoons to describe how her disability limits her daily activity; for each physically strenuous activity her friend says she performed that day, she takes a spoon from her friend.┬áMiserandino suffers […]

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Response to Dolmage’s “An Archive and Anatomy of Disability Myths”

Dolmage’s “An Archive and Anatomy of Disability Myths” is a collection of myths about disability which are featured in stories about disability told in popular culture and from an ableist perspective. The myths outline how disability is often used as a tool in literature to reflect the flaws and virtues of other characters, how disabled […]

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