Disabilities

Journey Toward A Coherent Whole (1996)

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

In this article, the author recounts her experience returning to university and re-building her life after sustaining traumatic brain injury in a car accident.

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2004-08-25

Facing the New Economy (1996)

Book 2

This essay is the second in the Newfoundland and Labrador Adult Basic Education Social History Series, developed to provide adult learners with meaningful literacy materials drawn from their own vibrant culture. The intended audience for the series is ABE Level 1 students. Because of the disparate subject matter, however, the essays are written in varying degrees of reading difficulty.

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2004-08-23

A Guide to Literacy Support Through the Independent Living/Empowerment Skills Development Program and Other Core Programs of the Independent Living Resource Centre (1996)

This document was developed to assist the Independent Living Resource Centres to provide literacy support to consumers through their core programs.

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2004-04-02

A Community Handbook on Developing a Literacy and Disability Awareness Training Program (1994)

This handbook was developed for use by Independent Living Resource Centres (ILRCs) throughout Canada as the second phase of a national literacy project undertaken by the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres (CAILC).

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2004-04-02

Educational Indignities: Claire and Cyrus Mehta (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 2

Claire fought for equal education in the sixties despite discrimination because of her disabilities. As an adult, she still must face the same discrimination 30 years later, as her son, Cyrus, who also has disabilities, enters the school system.

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2004-04-02

The Effects of Disabilities on Literacy Skills (1999)

This study uses the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to provide an initial exploration of the literacy skills of individuals with disabilities. One of the motivations of the study is to see if disabilities have a negative impact on literacy skills, thus introducing an additional barrier to employability.

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2004-04-02

Education and Employment for the Next Millennium (1996)

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

In this article, the author contends that for the majority women with disabilities, higher education may become even more difficult to attain in the future. This is due to the present down sliding and transforming economy, as well as the effects of combined and ongoing sexism and ableism.

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2004-04-01

Credibility and Disability (1996)

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

In this article, the author discusses prevalent misconceptions about people with disabilities; the stereotypes, the assumptions and the need for many people to make a serious change in attitude.

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2004-03-26

Literacy and Adaptive Technology Project (2002)

Project that field tests text-reading software with adult literacy learners and makes recommendations regarding the various software packages and their applicability for people working in the adult literacy field.

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2003-06-04

A Guide to Assistive Technology to Support Literacy Learners With Disabilities (2003)

Assistive technology can be any item, piece of equipment or system that helps work around or compensate for a disability, whether it is a learning disability or a physical disability.

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2003-01-01

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