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Disability Studies 101

General Disability Videos:

How to Treat People with Disabilities, According to People with Disabilities (3:45)
Guess My Disability | Lineup (15:11)
DISABILITY | How You See Me (3:00)
Judy Heumann Fights for People With Disabilities: Drunk History (8:25)
Disability Identity and Language (7:03)
The enchanting music of sign language (15:16)
How autism freed me to be myself (6:09)
I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much (9:13)
I got 99 problems…palsy is just one (14:10)
People Living With Disabilities Review Characters With Disabilities (9:08)
Meet the Normals: Adventures in Universal Design (6:42)


(may require subscription/purchase)
Invitation to Dance
Where’s Molly?
A World Without Bodies
Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
When Billy Broke His Head
Vital Signs: When Crip Culture Talks Back
Sound and Fury
Sound and Fury 6 Years Later
Able to Laugh
Kids are All Right
When I Walk
(A more complete list of media representations — in movies and on TV is available at Media & Disability Resources.)

Disabled Creators on YouTube:

Zach Anner
Molly Burke
JD Dalton
Annie Elainey
Jessica Flores
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
Drew Lynch
Rikki Poynter
James Rath
Rogan Shannon
Sitting Pretty Lolo
Playlist of disabled YouTubers compiled by Annie Elainey
Source: Disability Studies 101

Racism, State Violence, and Ableism (Critical Disability Studies):

Susan Schweik, “Lomax’s Matrix: Disability, Solidarity, and the Black Power of 504,” 31, no. 1 DSQ (2011)
Sami Schalk, “Coming to Claim Crip,” 33, no. 2 DSQ (2013)
Heather Rakes, “Toward a Theoretico-practical Accountability to Difference and Relationality,” 33, no. 4 DSQ (2013)      
Nirmala Erevelles, “Thinking With Disability Studies,” 34, no. 2 DSQ (2014)
Michelle Jarman and Alison Kafer, “Guest Editors' Introduction: Growing Disability Studies: Politics of Access, Politics of Collaboration,” 34, no. 2 DSQ (2014)
National Black Disability Coalition, “Developing and Reflecting on a Black Disability Studies Pedagogy,” 35, no. 2 DSQ (2015)
Akemi Nishida, “Understanding political development through an intersectionality framework: Life stories of disability activists,” 36, no. 2 DSQ (2016)
Zosha Stuckey, “Race, Apology, and Public Memory at Maryland's Hospital for the 'Negro' Insane,” 37, no. 1 DSQ (2017)
Angel L. Miles, Akemi Nishida, Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, “An open letter to White disability studies and ableist institutions of higher education,” 37, no 3 DSQ (2017)
Eli Clare, “The Ferocious Need for Liberation,” 37, no. 3 DSQ (2017)      
Adria Imada, “A Decolonial Disability Studies?,” 37, no 3 DSQ (2017)
Jordan Jaffee, “Rethinking School Safety in the Age of Empire: Militarization, Mental Health, and State Violence Laura,” 38, no. 1 DSQ (2018)
Carli Friedman, “Ableism, Racism, and Subminimum Wage in the United States,” 39, no. 4 DSQ (2019).
Carrie Mulderink, “The Emergence, Importance of #DisabilityTooWhite hashtag.”  40,  no. 2  DSQ (2020)
Source: Society for Disability Studies