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Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People by Alice Wong
Price: Free! Words: 29,280. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism
16 essays by 17 disabled writers, activists and artists. This is crip wisdom for the people. Edited by Alice Wong, founder of the Disability Visibility Project, Resistance and Hope will transform the way you think about activism, leadership, and social justice.
From Heart into Art: Interviews with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Artists and Their Allies by Raymond Luczak
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 77,420. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2017 by Handtype Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists, Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
For over a decade, Raymond Luczak, author of Silence Is a Four-Letter Word: On Art & Deafness, has been interviewing Deaf and hard of hearing artists and their allies about their creative and arts accessibility work. This volume features over 70 people sharing what it means to be an artist who happens to be different.
I’m Not Here to Inspire You: Essays on Disability from a Regular Guy Living with Cerebral Palsy by Rob J. Quinn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,180. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
In this collection of essays, Rob J. Quinn offers insights on his own experiences as a man living with cerebral palsy and challenges the perceptions of people with disabilities offered by the able-bodied world. Many of the pieces are meant to give teens and young adults living with physical disabilities a new perspective on some of the issues they are dealing with in their daily lives.
Connected: How a Cochlear Implant Made Me More Deaf by John Cradden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,390. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
Born deaf, John Cradden grew up as a 'hearing' person - mainstream schools, no sign language, no deaf friends. In his late thirties he went almost completely deaf and chose to get a cochlear implant. In this honest account, he describes the long but fascinating process of getting one and its success. But, in a curious twist, he also writes about how he ended up feeling more 'Deaf' than hearing.
Live Your Life by Baldev Bhatia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,520. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
Think that by being more optimistic we alter our approaches to situations and take on them in a healthier manner; we think of alternatives and act according to better outcomes. All our efforts lead us to good and happy living. If we think we are positive and happy, it will be positive. It does not say to stick our heads in the soil; rather it says to think positive.
Altering Perceptions By Exploring The Question Of Culture by Carla Monarca
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
Through this reading we will have the opportunity to learn about one of the many coexisting subcultures. Who are the blind and is this a culture of blindness? Be ready to learn about a group of people that live their lives among the sighted but are many times in the invisible.
Where I Stand: On the Signing Community and My DeafBlind Experience by John Lee Clark
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,320. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by Handtype Press. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
This collection of essays from one of the country’s leading voices on issues facing the signing community appears at a time of troubling trends and exciting new developments. Filled with startling observations and unapologetic assertions, Where I Stand challenges and broadens readers’ understanding of an important but often overlooked community.
All You Need to Know About Disability is on Star Trek by Ilana Lehmann
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,570. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities, Nonfiction » Social Science » Future Studies
More illuminating than a Supernova. More fun than a Klingon drinking song. Set a course for a view of disability through a Star Trek lens. From genetic engineering, to physical, cognitive and psychiatric disabilities, Dr. Lehmann provides 12 chapters of disability topics illustrated with dialogue from Star Trek episodes and movies.
Stories From The Bus by Merlin Sprague
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,620. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism, Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
For several years, Merlin Sprague drove a small passenger bus for a senior center. It was an unusual occupation In these stories, Merlin expresses consternation with an increasingly harsh system originally designed to help those who cannot help themselves.
Deaf Lit Extravaganza by John Lee Clark
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,830. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Handtype Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
This celebration of short stories, poems, and essays gives us a glimpse into the Deaf signing community, something that literature by hearing authors featuring deaf characters has rarely done. Even in pieces that are about just one Deaf person, readers get a powerful sense of life in one of the most vibrant and least understood communities.
The Politics of Blindness by Graeme McCreath
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,620. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
From 70 percent to 80 percent of blind Canadians have never had a job. Graeme McCreath believes now is the time to establish a system that allows the blind to achieve autonomy rather than having to rely on charity. "We can show our capabilities and push the federal government to persuade potential employers to 'give it a try'. We should apply for the jobs the same as everyone else.