Disability Awareness- Do It Right!
Your all-in-one how-to guide: Tips, techniques & handouts for a successful Awareness Day from the Ragged Edge Online community
Handbook edited by Mary Johnson.
Simulation exercises — activities in which participants get into wheelchairs, tie on blindfolds or stuff earplugs into their ears to “simulate” having a disability — have become a popular “Awareness Day” event. But they’ve also come under fire from disability activists and educators, who criticize them as demeaning and inaccurate.
Disability Awareness — Do It Right! offers you an all-in-one how-to guide from the Ragged Edge Online community, with tips, techniques and handouts for a successful Awareness Day.
Short background articles and planning lists help you organize fun and effective Awareness Day activities that disability rights activists support.
Concise, easy-to-read chapters show you how to carry out 6 specific types of activities, how to handle follow-up discussion and even how to spur social change.
Appendices include resources and articles to use with Awareness Day participants.