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Saturdays with Shauna: Change The Rhetoric

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Negative stereotypes and misconceptions about blindness continue to exist in contemporary society. People who are blind experience ableist attitudes and micro-aggressions in their daily lives. Although today’s culture is moving toward a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society, much more needs to be done in regards to educating the public about blindness and creating positive […]

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Saturdays with Shauna: Types of Ablism

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Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a three-part series on ableism. Part 1 of the series discusses the question: “What is ableism?” Part 2 examines the types of ableism. Part 3 discusses ableist micro-aggressions and how we can combat ableism. Although ableism is often subconscious, it has harmful and long-lasting impacts on persons […]

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Saturdays with Shauna: What Is Ableism?

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Editor’s Note: This is the first part in a three-part series on ableism. Part 1 of the series discusses the question: “What is ableism?” Future parts will dig even deeper into ableism, with part 2 examining the types of ableism and part 3 discussing ableist micro-aggressions and how we can combat ableism. Although today’s era […]