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Recommended Listening: Disability Podcasts

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A woman in a chair and a man in a wheelchair sit together at a table, recording a podcast.

Podcasts are ever-growing in popularity, diversity, and volume of options. It’s no surprise that there are an increasing number of podcasts about disability, with topics ranging from disability culture and community, to history, to accessible design, and more. All the podcasts featured in this article are hosted and developed by people with disabilities; plus, in true disability-friendly fashion, they all provide transcripts for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Included: The Disability Equity Podcast

From the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center, Included: The Disability Equity Podcast seeks to challenge the stereotypes surrounding disability, fight ableism, and share news. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Bonnielin Swenor and Dr. Nicholas Reed, and features diverse guests sharing personal stories, research data, and expertise on a wide range of disability topics. Episodes are available on their website, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Barrier Free Futures

Barrier Free Futures is hosted by KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio presenter Bob Kafka, and has been putting out an episode nearly every week since February 2015. Each episode is a quick and digestible 30 minutes, and...

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Tools

This document from the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) provides a roadmap with nine steps that aim to ensure that technology in classrooms works for all learners, including those with disabilities and impairments. Educators from all levels can use this resource to inform the integration of accessible information and communication...
In this webinar from DO-IT, Kathryn Holley and Patti Matestic explore how educators can support neurodiverse students in the classroom. Holley and Matestic highlight support strategies, how educators can set expectations, communication, and how educators can manage disruptions. Examples of neurodiversity, functioning labels, and competing needs in...
In this webinar from DO-IT, Rua Mae Williams and Martina Svyantek discuss a book chapter contextualizing the Covid-19 pandemic’s effects on office-based and academic workspaces using a critical disability studies approach. Continued access to remote and hybrid instruction is a core discussion point, since many people with disabilities need these...
In this webinar from DO-IT, Brianna Blaser and Richard Ladner describe AccessComputing, which is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant that aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing education and careers in the United States. Strategies and resources for supporting students with disabilities in computing...
In this video from DO-IT, Richard E. Ladner discusses barriers to computer science (CS) education for students with disabilities and practices to make CS education more accessible. Ladner explores demographics on disabilities in the United States, the number of students with disabilities taking CS courses, case studies of students with disabilities...