Hannah Foleck (Writer), Emily Kile, Jessie Harper, Eliana Black,
Em: Disability studies have been about having people with disabilities being the subject of research rather than the researchers
H: creating a space where people with disabilities were test subjects
El: Very dehumanizing
Em: There is so little room for people with disabilities in academia, especially the instructor, because people assume that people with disabilities are incompetant and cannot understand higher learning
El: researchers and teachers on the subject tend to not be disabled and the view point becomes biased. Useful to have someone with first hand experience as well as an education
K: representation in this field is so crucial and it is not happening, ex: had tweedy for black women writers, talk about what it means to have a man teaching about women writers. Having the experience of being a part of the movement creates an entirely new narrative.
El: provides much more impact
J: Having a relativity to the issue ie: disability, even having a disabled person in your family or friend group
El: education is so based on text books and biased research done by people who have never even been around someone with a disability. More real life experiences.
H: physical barriers against people with disabilities theaters in UMW are crazy ex: My class had a project where we checked all theaters and None of them on campus met up with the ADA
J: Accessibility on campus is essentially nonexistence, the excuse of keeping the campus historically accurate to not making the necessary changes is ridiculous.
K: Would we be considered an ableist society, if people with disabilities created the infrastructure, it only becomes a disability or issue if someone creates a barrier for someone to get through. If ramps were a norm it would not be an issue