Disability as a means of innovation

  

Assignment #4:
DISABILITY AS A MEANS OF INNOVATION

10 points

For this assignment, investigate the following topic: The Straw Ban

Background:
There is great debate around the subject of straws and their impact on the environment. Within this debate have emerged unique perspectives of people in the disability community. 

Required Format

● Responses must be in paragraph format underneath respective question or section.

● 1” margins

● 12-point font

● Double-spaced

● 2-page minimum

Required Content 

Introduction – 1 point

A paragraph giving an overview of what you have researched and plan on presenting in your paper.

 

3 References & Summaries – 6 points

Write a paragraph summarizing each reference (3 paragraphs total) and the main points or arguments made with reference. Include the website link to the readings, blogs, and/or online videos you utilized in your inquiry. 

Class Connections – 1 point

In 1-2 paragraphs, make the connection between 2 of the following fundamental areas and how they relate to this topic: 

● Ableism

● Social Model of Disability

● Accessibility 

● Accommodations

● Assistive technology

● Inspiration porn

● Disability rights

● Respectful language

● Intersectionality

Reflection – 1 point
In 1-2 paragraphs reflect on the following prompts: 

● I used to think that… 

● Why did you think that?  

● Now I think that… 

● Why do you think that now? 

● What changed in your thinking?  

Closing – 1 point

In 1 paragraph, explain how disability is a tool or a means of innovation? How has the straw ban debate evolved toward new possibilities as a result of disability representation? Or how has it not evolved toward new possibilities? Explain.

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