Beyond the Single Story Presentation

Picture this scene. You’re at a professional conference for study abroad professionals. You’re eager to connect with colleagues and be reenergized to continue making the field a more welcoming place for students from diverse backgrounds. The slate of presentations is full of opportunities to do just that. As you go from session to session you’re… Continue reading Beyond the Single Story Presentation

International Development and Disability at a Glance

The world of international development is complex. There’s a never ending amount of topics to learn about and disabled people are impacted by all of those topics. Let’s unpack a brief introduction to some of those major topics. First, a few quick facts about why learning about disability in international development matters. Disabled people face… Continue reading International Development and Disability at a Glance

How to Manage Negative Emotions While Abroad

The first time I went abroad for an extended period as a student was isolating. Yeah, it was not the happiest time of my life. I certainly don’t regret it but there’s plenty of hard memories associated with it. And I didn’t fully admit that until I returned. I definitely didn’t admit that there were… Continue reading How to Manage Negative Emotions While Abroad

Disability Inclusive Marketing in Study Abroad

Everyone wants to be inclusive. Being inclusive is being respectful and welcoming. But in practical terms what does being inclusive look like? How can disability topics be addressed outside of one-on-one conversations with an individual? There are a number of strategies you can use to market study abroad programs in a disability inclusive manner. Here,… Continue reading Disability Inclusive Marketing in Study Abroad

Wisconsin Accessible Travel Guide

Travel is for everyone. Travel information should be too. But far too often travel information fails to speak to the more than 26 million disabled travelers in the U.S. alone. And globally that number is obviously much higher. Connecting people directly to accessibility information is a vital part of making travel information for everyone. Your… Continue reading Wisconsin Accessible Travel Guide

Recommended Reads: Disability Edition

These were all shared over on Instagram throughout Disability Pride Month in July. What are your favorite books from disabled authors or with disabled characters? Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Flight to End Ableism by Elsa Sjunneson Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Flight to End… Continue reading Recommended Reads: Disability Edition

15 Powerful TEDx Talks About Disability, Accessibility and Inclusion

Society likes to shy away from the topic of disability. Learned behaviors, misconceptions and misunderstandings abound. However, in order to create a world where all people are valued and accepted we need to have open and respectful conversations about disability. It is then that we can deal with breaking down physical and attitudinal barriers at… Continue reading 15 Powerful TEDx Talks About Disability, Accessibility and Inclusion

Event Organizers: We Need to Talk About Inclusion

I know, I know. You're busy and there are so many factors that go into putting on a successful event. Give me 5 minutes to talk about something that I've felt desperate to tell you about for years. Please. I promise it'll be worth it. Just keep an open mind and hear me out. Okay?… Continue reading Event Organizers: We Need to Talk About Inclusion

Minnesota Accessible Travel Guide

Travel is for everyone. Travel information should be too. But far too often travel information fails to speak to the more than 26 million disabled travelers in the U.S. alone. And globally that number is obviously much higher. Connecting people directly to accessibility information is a vital part of making travel information for everyone. Your… Continue reading Minnesota Accessible Travel Guide

Unlocking an Inclusive Business Mindset

We can all agree that inclusion is good for business; that it's the right thing to do. But why do inclusion efforts fail and even more frequently, why do inclusion efforts fail to include people with disabilities? It all starts with mindset. Unlock and inclusive mindset and you'll move forward to actually implementing inclusive practices.… Continue reading Unlocking an Inclusive Business Mindset