ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY,
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Tag: students with disabilities

Inclusive Design Can Change the Face of Campus Architecture

In 2016, architect James Sink and his colleagues at HMC Architects hosted what they expected to be a typical stakeholder meeting in the early stages...

Education Department Launches Civil Rights Investigations Over Bans on Mask Mandates

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has opened investigations into five states that have bans on indoor mask mandates, according...

Education Department to Cancel Debt for Borrowers with Severe Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is set to cancel more than $5.8 billion in student loan debt for more than 320,000 borrowers with severe...

National Deaf History Month Celebrates the Power of Student Protest

National Deaf History Month takes place each year from March 13 through April 15 to commemorate the accomplishments of the Deaf and hard of...

Oxnard College Professor on Paid Leave After Chastising Hard of Hearing...

Michael Abram, a tenured human physiology professor at Oxnard College in California, was placed on paid leave last week after a TikTok video of...

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Struggle with Accessibility Issues During...

Nearly all college students have faced their fair share of difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic when it comes to keeping up academically. For the...

Universities Offer Mental Health Support to Vulnerable Student Populations During the...

When colleges and universities closed their doors last spring amid rising COVID-19 cases, many vulnerable student populations were left without critical campus resources. Being unable...

Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline Becomes Cradle-to-College Pathway Under Groups’ Efforts

“Auntie, I really wish they’d have air conditioning in jail.” It was a scorching hot summer in the Bronx. Ronnette Summers couldn’t believe what was...

Building Success

Schools design inclusive spaces where students can find support, fellowship Too often, campus spaces are designed without specific groups or identities in mind. Yet considering...

Ohio College Launches Smartphone Navigation App for Blind and Low-Vision Students

This summer, Columbus State Community College (CSCC) became the first institution of higher education in the U.S. to help blind and low-vision students navigate...

Building an Inclusive Environment for Students and Employees with Disabilities

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated number of Americans with disabilities in 2017 was almost 40 million, or 12.8 percent of the...

Institutions Offer Programs to Assist Underrepresented Youth with Transition to College

Recognizing the role they play in serving their communities, colleges and universities are continually offering programs that promote the benefits of higher education to...

AccessSTEM Aims to Make STEM Careers a Reality for Students of...

According to James Brown, executive director of the nonprofit STEM Education Coalition, the future of the economy lies with the science, technology, engineering, and...

Cal State East Bay Focuses on Inclusivity Here and Abroad

A top-down and bottom-up commitment to diversity and inclusion has become a trademark of one of the most diverse universities in the U.S. This team approach...