Assignment 4

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Assignment #4:
DISABILITY AS A MEANS OF INNOVATION

10 points

For this assignment, investigate the following topic: The Straw Ban

Background:
There is great debate around the subject of straws and their impact on the environment. Within this debate have emerged unique perspectives of people in the disability community. 

Required Format

? Responses must be in paragraph format underneath respective question or section.

? 1” margins

? 12-point font

? Double-spaced

? 2-page minimum

Required Content 

? Introduction – 1 point

A paragraph giving an overview of what you have researched and plan on presenting in your paper.

 

? 3 References & Summaries – 6 points

Write a paragraph summarizing each reference (3 paragraphs total) and the main points or arguments made with reference. Include the website link to the readings, blogs, and/or online videos you utilized in your inquiry. 

? Class Connections – 1 point

In 1-2 paragraphs, make the connection between 2 of the following fundamental areas and how they relate to this topic: 

? Ableism

? Social Model of Disability

? Accessibility 

? Accommodations

? Assistive technology

? Inspiration porn

? Disability rights

? Respectful language

? Intersectionality

Reflection – 1 point
In 1-2 paragraphs reflect on the following prompts: 

? I used to think that… 

? Why did you think that?  

? Now I think that… 

? Why do you think that now? 

? What changed in your thinking?  

? Closing – 1 point

In 1 paragraph, explain how disability is a tool or a means of innovation? How has the straw ban debate evolved toward new possibilities as a result of disability representation? Or how has it not evolved toward new possibilities? Explain.