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From the National Center for College Students with Disabilities
Last Week's Top News Stories about Disability and Higher Education
April 30-May 6, 2023
Factoring in irregularities for Title IX complaints, disability complaints were once again the majority<https://www.highereddive.com/news/OCR-title-ix-complaints-top-others-2022/649116/> of the 18,804 complaints to the US Dept. of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
A student has filed a disability discrimination case against all 23 campuses in the California State University system<https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2023/may/4/disabled-cal-poly-humboldt-student-files-class-act/>, alleging widespread accommodations problems and failure to have emergency evacuation plans for disabled students.
An annual College Prep Summit<https://whnt.com/on-air/seen-on-tv/noon-interviews/university-of-alabama-hosts-college-prep-summit-for-prospective-students-with-intellectual-disabilities/> at the University of Alabama is giving students with intellectual disabilities and their families a chance to explore college options.
"The Ring You Love Most"<https://statehornet.com/2023/05/sac-state-students-easterseals-film-challenge-disabilities/> is a short romantic film about LGBTQ+ people with disabilities, involving disabled students from Sacrament State University writing, producing, filming, and acting for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge (you can see the short by going to the article).
Technology can technically be accessible even while the reality is different<https://duclarion.com/2023/05/digital-accessibility-proves-a-major-obstacle-for-dus-disability-community/> - an article suggests the University of Denver exemplifies a larger problem in higher ed.
What is "harm"? <https://www.chronicle.com/article/more-students-endorse-an-expansive-definition-of-harm-colleges-arent-so-sure?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_6755196_nl_Academe-Today_date_20230504&cid=at&source=ams&sourceid=> More college students are saying it means physical threats, but also threats to emotional and mental health, which clashing with traditional vies of free speech.
After immigrating from Mexico, Deaf college student Stacy Estrada<https://fwtx.com/culture/people/the-trilingual-life-of-stacy-estrada/> and her family had to become trilingual in English, Spanish, and ASL.
A court in Delhi, India, has ordered medical school entrance test administrators to include doctors with disabilities<https://news.careers360.com/neet-ug-pg-2023-mbbs-admission-court-directs-nmc-dghs-include-doctors-disabilities-framing-pwd-guidelines> in developing new guidelines for candidates with disabilities.
Eating disorders don't just affect bodies - they also affect minds of students<https://www.breezejmu.org/opinion/opinion-eating-disorders-are-devastatingly-prevalent-among-college-students/article_eee178b4-e9c4-11ed-8def-87b3d3d797c8.html>, says James Madison University student Emma Seli, reflecting on her own experiences.
A disabled woman with a brain injury is one of hundreds of Indian college students being deported<https://www.freepressjournal.in/education/massive-canada-college-admission-fraud-to-see-the-first-victim-a-disabled-woman-being-deported-to-india> by the Canadian Border Services Agency for allegedly fake college admissions papers.
The University of Iowa is creating a space on campus<https://dailyiowan.com/2023/05/04/university-of-iowa-disability-cultural-space-undergoing-planning-for-implementation/> for disabled students, but it will not be a cultural center.
With a new $500,000 grant, Temple University is creating a space in the Philadelphia community<https://www.inquirer.com/news/temple-disabilities-community-lab-techowl-wheelchair-repair-assitive-technology-20230506.html> for disabled students and the public to connect to assistive technology and wheelchair repair.
Cute service dog warning!<https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2023/05/helping-paws-service-dogs-offer-an-assist/> Some of Auggie's training was on University campuses, so he went to work with student Franny Cipriano at Illinois State University; campus service animal policies are included in the article.
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