Social Justice Resource Project


Books, Book Chapters, & Journal Articles:

  • Belch, H. A. (2000). Serving students with disabilities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

    This issue examines what student services professionals can do to ensure the success of the growing population of students with disabilities. The contributors explore the critical role that community and dignity play in creating a meaningful educational experience for students with disabilities and show how to help these students gain meaningful access and full participation in campus activities. In addition to such common concerns as fulfilling legal requirements and overcoming architectural barriers, the contributors also address a full range of important issues such as effective approaches to recruitment and retention, strategies for career and academic advising, and the impact of financial resources on funding programs and services.

  • Braddock, D. L., Bachelder, L., & Commission, U. S. F. G. C. (1994). The glass ceiling and persons with disabilities. Chicago, IL: Institute on Disability and Human Development College of Associated Health Professions University of Illinois at Chicago.

    The report is organized into six sections. Section I, Overview of the Report, introduces the background and purpose of the study. Section II describes the Procedures of the Study. Section III, Persons with Disabilities in the Work Force, reviews literature in the following four areas: definition of disability, status of employment, federal careers, and career advancement. Section IV, Minorities and Women with Disabilities, discusses the additional hurdles to employment opportunities which individuals who are also members of these groups experience. Section V identifies Barriers to Career Advancement for persons with disabilities in the following areas: attitudes, environmental barriers, inaccessible assistive technology, inadequate education & vocational rehabilitation, lack of career development opportunities, and financial disincentives. Selected Strategies to Remove the Barriers are presented in Section VI including: awareness training, work place accommodations, assistive technology, cooperative education and training programs, recruitment strategies, opportunities for career development, and enterprise development.

  • Hodge, B. M., & Preston-Sabin, J. (1997). Accommodations--or just good teaching? : strategies for teaching college students with disabilities. Westport, Conn.: Praeger.

    Thirty-five teaching practitioners in higher education collaborated to provide this resource about the accommodation process for students with disabilities in the college classroom. It provides the educator with concrete teaching strategies for addressing the individual needs of students and a model illustrating the components necessary for student success. Additionally, to provide pertinent information about disabilities to others in higher education, the subchapters are grouped into eight areas that disabilities can impact in the learning process: attention, concentration, and memory difficulties; chronic health problems; hearing impairments and deafness; integrative processing difficulties; mobility impairments or motor control difficulties; social behavior disorders or difficulties with consistent performance; speech and language difficulties; and visual impairments or blindness. Since the accommodation process is reinforced by federal law, the book also contains highlights of the law and how it relates directly to faculty responsibility. As a result of this, expectations of faculty are increased and teaching practices involving accommodation efforts result in more access to education by more students.

  • Kroeger, S., & Schuck, J. A. (1993). Responding to disability issues in student affairs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    This book strives to change the way student affairs professionals think about students with disabilities by describing methods and strategies for ensuring a functional and supportive campus environment for all students. A sample of the chapter titles include: Beyond Ramps: New Ways of Viewing Access; Transition to Higher Education; Creating Positive Outcomes for Students with Disabilities; Opening New Doorways; and Recommendations and Conclusions.

  • Linton, S. (1998). Claiming disability : knowledge and identity. New York: New York University Press.

    From public transportation and education to adequate access to buildings, the social impact of disability has been felt everywhere since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. And a remarkable groundswell of activism and critical literature has followed in this wake. Claiming Disability is the first comprehensive examination of Disability Studies as a field of inquiry. Disability Studies is not simply about the variations that exist in human behavior, appearance, functioning, sensory acuity, and cognitive processing but the meaning we make of those variations. With vivid imagery and numerous examples, Simi Linton explores the divisions society creates -- the normal, versus the pathological, the competent citizen versus the ward of the state. Map and manifesto, Claiming Disability overturns medicalized versions of disability and establishes disabled people and their allies as the rightful claimants to this territory.

  • Longmore, P. K. (2003). Why I burned my book and other essays on disability. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    This wide-ranging book shows why Paul Longmore is one of the most respected figures in disability studies today. Understanding disability as a major variety of human experience, he urges us to establish it as a category of social, political, and historical analysis in much the same way that race, gender, and class already have been. The essays here search for the often hidden pattern of systemic prejudice and probe into the institutionalized discrimination that affects the one in five Americans with disabilities. 
    Whether writing about the social critic Randolph Bourne, contemporary political activists, or media representations of people with disabilities, Longmore demonstrates that the search for heroes is a key part of the continuing struggle of disabled people to gain a voice and to shape their destinies. His essays on bioethics and public policy examine the conflict of agendas between disability rights activists and non-disabled policy makers, healthcare professionals, euthanasia advocates, and corporate medical bureaucracies. The title essay, which concludes the book, demonstrates the necessity of activism for any disabled person who wants access to the American dream.

  • Shapiro, J. P. (1994). No pity : people with disabilities forging a new civil rights movement (1st pbk. ed.). New York: Times Books.

    People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century.