Discovery Day Program to Focus on Disability Stereotypes

By Susan Hayya, Coordinator Adaptive Technology and Services

Adaptive Technology and Services is very happy to participate again in the Libraries’ Discovery Day on March 1, 2013. This year we decided to repeat last year’s presentation, a video viewing of an episode of the acclaimed television series Glee. The episode is called “Wheels” and it is from Glee’s first season. It is about stereotyping people with disabilities. Last year the video inspired a lot of discussion about how we stereotype people and how damaging it is to do this. Not only was the discussion interesting but it made all of us aware that people with disabilities are unique, not because they are disabled, but because, like everyone else, they are uniquely individual. It is worth repeating this year.