Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

Ability Kit

Resources

  • Ableism
  • Disability Rights Movement (Article)
  • Invisible Disabilities (Article)

Reflection Questions

  1. What did you learn from the resources that you did not know before or that surprised you?
  2. Reflect on your day-to-day life on and off campus. Please provide three examples or situations you encounter in which ableism is present.
  3. From the “Ableist Language” video, how would you start a conversation with a friend who uses an ableist term. What if they defend themselves by saying, “It’s just a word”?
  4. How do you believe society perceives visible disabilities differently from invisible disabilities? Does this align with your personal beliefs about visible and invisible disabilities?
  5. What do you want to commit to learning more about with regards to ability?
  6. How will you think differently or what will you do differently as a result of what you learned?

Additional Resources

  • Disability History (Article Series)
  • "I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much” (Video)