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Interested in Civil Society books? Check out the #OnAccessibility Book List as part of #OnCivilSociety with fascinating titles that will change the way you think about accessibility.

Stienstra, Deborah.
Through a close examination of employment, education, transportation, telecommunications and health care, About Canada: Disability Rights explores the landscape of disability rights in Canada and finds that, while important advances have been made, Canadians with disabilities still experience significant barriers in obtaining their human rights. Stienstra contends that achieving disability rights is possible, but not through efforts to "fix" certain kinds of bodies. Rather it can be achieved through universal design, disability supports, social and economic supports and belonging - in short, through foundational social transformation of Canadian society.
Taylor, Sunaura, author.
Drawing on her own experiences as a disabled person, a disability activist, and an animal advocate, author Sunaura Taylor persuades us to think deeply, and sometimes uncomfortably, about what divides the human from the animal, the disabled from the nondisabled--and what it might mean to break down those divisions, to claim the animal and the vulnerable in ourselves, in a process she calls "cripping animal ethics.
Clare, Eli, author.
[U]ses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure, the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. Ultimately [this book] reveals cure to be an ideology grounded in the twin notions of normal and natural, slippery and powerful, necessary and damaging all at the same time.
Smith, Kel.
With one in seven people worldwide currently living with a disability, the term "outcast" covers numerous scenarios. Digital outcasts rely on technology for everyday services that many people take for granted. However, poorly designed products risk alienating this important (and growing) population. Through a "grass roots" approach to innovation, digital outcasts are gradually taking action to transform their lives and communities. This emerging trend provides exciting learning opportunities for all of us. Citing real-world case studies from healthcare to social science, this book examines the emerging legal and cultural impact of inclusive design.
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This book offers as a fresh Canadian perspective on disability from a critical lens, challenging and inspiring students and practitioners alike to think outside the box and to examine their own attitudes and values toward disability, ensuring that they do not inadvertently impose ableist and oppressive practices on one of Canada's most marginalized populations.
Rose, Todd, 1974- author.
Modern science has proven that people behave and learn in distinctive ways. And yet these individual patterns get lost in our institutions of opportunity--from education to the workforce--which remain rooted in the misguided belief that statistical averages are good enough to understand individuals and identify their unique talents...[This book] reminds us that we are not anything close to average - because the average is a statistical myth - and presents a new way of understanding and maximising everyone's potential.
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