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Opening Higher Ed to Students with Developmental Disabilities

College can be a safe space for people, young and old, to learn and grow. Thanks to new initiatives, those with developmental disabilities are now getting the chance to experience all that college has to offer.

She has been a seminal figure in the civil and women’s rights movements for decades, but educator, feminist and human rights activist Dr. Angela Davis still remains deeply involved in movements for social justice globally.

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Gallaudet University has reinstated its chief diversity officer after a 3-month paid suspension for signing a petition circulated by opponents of gay marriage in Maryland.

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Although a growing number of children are being diagnosed with mental and emotional disorders that prevent them from succeeding in college, few colleges have created programs that provide them the help they need to make it in the classroom.

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As the founder of the San Francisco State University-based Whirlwind Wheelchair International, Ralf Hotchkiss focuses on producing and distributing durable yet inexpensive chairs for people with significant disabilities in countries such as Rwanda, Indonesia and Haiti.

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The technology has the potential to provide a new degree of freedom to disabled users.

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ROANOKE Va. -  An advocacy group claims in a series of lawsuits that Radford University, a half-dozen Roanoke area shopping malls and two hotels fail to provide adequate facilities for disabled people. The lawsuits were filed over the last two weeks in U.S. District Court in Roanoke by the Florida-based National Alliance for Accessibility and […]

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The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and the AT&T telecommunications giant have launched an initiative to provide scholarships to students with disabilities attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions.

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 As an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Dr. Lusa Lo contributes to an emerging body of learning disabilities research on Asian Americans despite stereotypes that imply Asians are inexplicably immune to any such disabilities.

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In the diversity movement, nearly every identity is part of the conversation but disability remains a condition many fail to acknowledge, higher education disability advocates said Tuesday.

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