RDS Volume 7, No. 2

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    Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2011) Erlen, Jonathon
    The information for this section of RDS is provided by Jonathon Erlen of the University of Pittsburgh. A full list of disability-related dissertation abstracts may be found at http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/guides/histmed/dissertations/
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    Book Review: Seeing All Kids as Readers: A New Vision for Literacy in the Inclusive Early Childhood
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2011) Smith, Julie
    Author: Christopher Kliewer Reviewer: Julie Smith Publisher: Baltimore, MD: Brookes, 2008 Paper: ISBN: 978-1-55766-901-8 Cost: $24.95, 160 pages
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    Book Review: The Church of 80% Sincerity
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2011) Corlew, Laura K.
    Author: David Roche Reviewer: Laura Kati Corlew Publisher: Toronto: Penguin, 2008 Paper: ISBN: 978-0-399-53390-7 Cost: $19.95, 147 pages
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    A "Visible" Woman: Learning with a Student who is Deaf-blind at University
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2011) Chanock, Kate ; Stevens, Michelle ; Freeman, Sally
    This article presents a case study of an undergraduate student with Deaf-blindness working with an interpreter and an academic skills adviser to develop her writing for the disciplines. It highlights the mutual learning this involves: about strategies for communication, issues of inclusion, and perspectives on disability.
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    Empowering Women with Disabilities in Northern Ghana
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2011) Naami, Augustina ; Hayashi, Reiko
    Women with disabilities in Ghana experience the triple disadvantage of sexism, ableism, and poverty, curtailing their visibility in society and their access to rights and sustenance. This article describes a program implemented to empower women with disabilities in Northern Ghana, the country's poorest region.
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    The Experience of Active Wheelchair Provision and Aspects of Importance Concerning the Wheelchair Among Experienced Users in Sweden
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2011) Edberg, Anna-Karin ; Persson, Dennis
    This qualitative study describes the experience of active ultra lightweight rigid frame wheelchairs (active wheelchairs) provision. Eleven interviews with experienced users showed that the wheelchair should support physical as well as social functioning, but that users experienced injustice and unfairness when negotiating their wheelchair needs and felt insecure within the system. Changes of attitudes and organization are suggested.
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    Navigating the Cultural Landscape towards Self-Determination: Results of an Exploratory Study in American Samoa
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2011) Uehara, Denise L. ; Tua-Tupuola, Tafa
    The American Samoa University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Service (AS-UCEDD) with the University of Hawaii Center on Disability Studies, conducted an exploratory study to better understand how state agencies deliver services, and how disability is perceived by agency staff and consumers in American Samoa. While it initially was envisioned as a needs-sensing study that used surveys and targeted database reviews to systematically capture client needs, the study transformed to a largely qualitative preliminary investigation that was dependent on personal interviews. Findings revealed how contextual, linguistic, and cultural factors play a hugely important role when researching western-based ideals and concepts within indigenous communities.
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    Editorial: Cheater Pants
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2011) Conway, Megan A.
    I have a “Friend,” who shall remain nameless, who is forever on the Hawaii State List of Persons Who Have Previously Attempted to Cheat the System. A few years ago this Friend was applying for a renewed Disabled Persons Placard (hereafter referred to as DPP in the spirit of true academic devotion) at a Satellite City Hall (SCH). Several months before, Friend had diligently responded to the notice requiring that all persons possessing a current DPP must re-apply and include a new physician’s Verification of Eligibility Form (now known as VOF). This was being done to ensure that all valid DPPs were truly valid and not just fake-valid. Friend went to her physician and her insurance company (don’t tell them) paid Dr. Doctor to sign his name next to a statement that yes, indeed, Friend was still as permanently disabled as she had been on the day she was born. Friend then shoved the VEF for the DPP in a drawer somewhere and forgot about it...
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    Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal Volume 7 Issue 2
    (University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies, 2011)