SUMMER 2007 CULTURE CORNER FEATURES DISABILITY AWARENESS

The Summer 2007 Culture Corner features a wide variety of literature covering topics related to persons with disabilities. The selections included are intended to broaden the reader’s knowledge of one of the largest minorities in the world, who have often been overlooked and even shunned. The literature includes such broad themes as life as a disabled person, covering issues of identity, employment, gender, and education; types of disabilities and profiles of individuals who have them, including blindness, deafness, and less obvious ones such as autism and psychological disabilities (termed in the display as “Hidden Disabilities”); and how those with disabilities interact with society and vice-versa, including personal and global perspectives. The history of disability is examined, as well as more recent topics such as Disability Law and the Disability Rights Movement, which aim at establishing a more typical lifestyle for individuals with disabilities.

In addition to the sources available at the Culture Corner itself, lists of resources available in other locations are provided and include the Media Center, the Reference Collection, and the Music Library. Visit the Culture Corner online at www.lib.utk.edu/diversity/culturecorner/

The Culture Corner is located in the first floor of Hodges Library and feature a variety of topics, which change each semester. For more information, or to suggest a theme, contact Laura Purcell at lpurcell@nullutk.edu or 974-4725.

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