Disabilities

Women with Disabilities: The Revolving Door of Training (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 3/4

In this article, the author discusses the reasons for high underemployment and unemployment rates among women with disabilities.

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The Social Construction of Deaf Women, The (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 2

In this article, the author talks about how the "Deaf" are referred to without gender. Her research indicates that Deaf adults, in particular Deaf women, identify more strongly with being Deaf than with being female. However, they are still women. Men and women, deaf or not, experience differential outcomes and may have different needs which are not met by an educational system intended to "treat" their deafness.

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The Role of Librarians in the Inclusive University (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 1

In this article, the author discusses the role of librarians in an inclusive university. A library is designed volume by volume as an ever-changing, growing entity. Materials are intended to represent the values and interests of men and women, persons of diverse cultural and ethnic origins, differently abled persons, and persons of different sexual orientations.

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Witness to a Workshop on Reasonable Accommodation (1989)

Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3

The author reports on an employment equity seminar she attended for employers, where Kathryn Woodcock Webb, Vice President of Hospital Services at Centenary Hospital in Ontario, gave a presentation on the issues in reasonable accommodation.

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What Happened to Equality? (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 2

In this article, the author talks about her visual impairment, and the struggles faced by disabled women.

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Validation as Prevention for Women with Disabilities (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1

In this article, the author discusses violence against members of oppressed groups such as women with physical, intellectual, and/or psychiatric disabilities, women of color, older women, or women from minority ethnic backgrounds. She talks about how denying that violence against women with disabilities exists perpetuates the violence.

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Uncut Curbs and Other Obstacles: Mothers with Disabilities (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 2

The Health and Limitation Survey reports that the number of people reporting a disability is on the increase. Although the population of Canada has since grown, according to the 1991 Canadian Census there were 4.1 million adults living in Canada with disabilities, 2.3 million of whom were of working age (16-64), and women were more likely than men to have a disability.

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Stepping Stones to the Land of the Living (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 3

This article discusses the seminar, and the participants of the seminar, which took place in 1991 in El Salvador, "Disabled Women and Functional Literacy." The women attending the seminar came from all over Central America: Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador. They came to learn about writing.

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Literacy for Whom? Women with Disabilities Marginalized (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1991 - Vol. 8, No. 3/4

Almost half of the people with disabilities in Canada are illiterate, and even greater numbers are illiterate in the developing regions of the world. Disabled women are less likely to be literate than disabled men. Disabled people, particularly disabled women, need specific consideration within the learner population. Literacy is both a gender issue and a disability issue.

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Looking for Solidarity in the Margins (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 3/4

This article explores some of the difficulties that women and people with disabilities have faced independently and together in their struggle to ensure questions of access and equity are part of the national training agenda.

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