Ableism

Listen to the Library of Congress, National Book Festival 2020 interview with author Haben Girma.https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9421/Reflect upon the interview by answering the following questions:Having an often-well-meaning non-disabled individual invade a disabled individual’s personal space to physically assist them — often touching them — without being solicited or welcomed; mocking or dismissing someone who is suffering from an invisible disability are examples of ableism in the workplace. Ms. Girma characterizes ableism as one of her biggest challenges….. 1 What communication tools or strategies would be helpful in the workplace to reduce or alleviate ableist?……2 American for Disabilities Act was signed in 1990 and celebrates 30 years as one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as non-disabled persons to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. How does Ms. Girma reflect upon the effectiveness of this legislation? Can legislation be the only tool used to support the disability co-culture? If yes, why? If not, why not?……3 How do cultures like the one Haben grew up in help or hinder persons with disabilities? What strategy does she offer for to overcome and thrive despite cultural challenges?……4 Society is built for non-disabled people. What is one way that Ms. Girma suggest disabled people adjust to society and what is one way your text suggestions that non-disabled people effectively interact with persons having disabilities?……

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