Join us on December 3rd, 2019, as we celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities and increase awareness around accessibility.
For us, universal access is a core library value and reflected in our many Accessibility Support services, including:
- Alternative formats for all hardcopy materials, other than textbooks, through the Accessible Content E-portal (ACE). For textbooks, please contact Accessible Learning
- Retrieval of materials from library shelves
- Assistance with printing, photocopying, etc.
- Access to assistive technology at each Library Learning Commons
- and more!
Interested in learning more about the history, future, and unique perspective of persons with disabilities? We’ve got a book for you!
From the Centre for Equity and Inclusion Collection
Accessing the Future: A Disability-Themed Speculative Fiction Anthology
edited by Kathryn Allan & Djibril Al-Ayed
The fifteen authors and nine artists in this volume bring us beautiful, speculative stories of disability and mental illness in the future. Teeming with space pirates, battle robots, interstellar travel and genetically engineered creatures, every story and image is a quality, crafted work of science fiction in its own right, as thrilling and fascinating as it is worthy and important. These are stories about people with disabilities in all of their complexity and diversity, that scream with passion and intensity. These are stories that refuse to go gently.
by Cece Bell
Don’t Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back
by Harilyn Rousso
Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities
by Susannah Mintz
From EBSCO Academic Ebook Collection
No Right to Be Idle : The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s
by Sarah F. Rose
Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Signifying Bodies: Disability in Contemporary Life Writing
by G. Thomas Couser
Broken : Institutions, Families, and the Construction of Intellectual Disability
by Madeline C. Burghardt
The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability
by Irmo Marini & Mark A. Stebnicki