Fall 2019 Schedule

Schedule of Readings

****Note: this is a preliminary schedule and the last few weeks of the class I have left flexible. Expect changes, especially after the first few weeks. I will update this page as we go through the semester.****

Class starts Tuesday, August 26th. Our first class — Disorientation:

August 28: Introduction

September 3: The Crux: Fixed: Watch on Canopy prior to class.

September 5: Student one-on-one meetings – No class

September 10: Infrastructure

September 12: Infrastructure and Identity: SUBMIT ADVENTURE PLANS

September 17: Audism & Deafness

September 19 Audism & Deafness

  • Optional: Harlan Lane’s “The Construction of Deafness” (CANVAS)
  • Brenda Bruggeman’s “On (Almost) Passing” (CANVAS)

September 24: Amputees and Prostheses

September 26: Amputees and Prostheses:

October 1: Blindness and Technologies with Guest Christa Miller of Accessible Technologies

October 3: Vision and Blindness

  • Class was cancelled this day.

October 8: Eugenics and Institutionalization and Contemporary Abuse

October 10: Eugenics and Institutionalization

October 15: Discriminatory Research into Technological Interventions with Guest Lecture by Rua Williams

October 17: Neurodiversity, Community, and Action

//ADAPT on the Judge Rotenberg Center and ADAPTers tweet with the hashtags #stoptheshock and #ADAPTandRESIST.

October 22: Disability Accessibility Laws / Civil Rights Legislation

October 24: Service Dogs: Guest Discussant Hanna Herdegen

  • Excerpt from Stephen Kuusisto (CANVAS)
  • A collection of twitter threads

October 29: Sports 

  • Murderball 1
  • Corbett O’Toole’s “Court Crips” (CANVAS)

October 31: Arts: Guest Discussant Mallory Kay Nelson, Disability Design Specialist 

November 5: Disability Sports & Arts – Part 2, carryover from prior week 

November 7: Genes and Futures

November 12: Electronic Visit Verification and Disabled Freedoms: Guest: Dominick Evans and Damien Williams

November 14: Disability Futurity + Presentation (DK)

November 19: Presentation (CN) + Accessibility

November 21: ADA Survey Sharing Day

December 3: Presentations (SM, NC, LH, PW, A&R)

December 5: Book Appointments – NO CLASS

December 10: Last Day of Class: Reflection Day: What is the relationship between disability and technology? + Reading from Care Work

December 14: QUIZ 2 DUE


Additional Unit – Potential if we have time, but listed for student interest: Exoskeletons: Zoltan Istvan’s “In the Transhumanist Age, We Should Be Repairing Sidewalks, Not Disabilities” + Replies to this article – students should pick one of these to read: Rose Eveleth’s “The Hidden Burden of Exoskeletons for the Disabled” + Kim Sauder’s “When Celebrating Accessible Technology Reinforces Ableism”  + Emily Ladau’s “Fix Discriminatory Attitudes, Not Sidewalks”

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