UW-Madison Campus

Protest art in Humanities Building calls out elevator accessibility issues, value of art students

‘Students paying this amount of money to be at this school deserve more than a crumbling building,’ anonymous statement says

UW-Madison Campus

Activist Alice Wong, UW expert Sami Schalk discuss disability justice in era of COVID-19

'We should really learn from what we’ve experienced and been traumatized by and create a new world — that's the way forward,' Wong says

UW-Madison Campus

Equity, not equality: UW disability community mobilizes for more equitable accommodation access, campus climate

As groups push for better integration of accommodations in classrooms, students spearhead creation of organizations, new Disabled Students Cultural Center to improve campus conditions

Science News

NIH grant to support groundbreaking stem cell models for Down syndrome at UW

'[This] work can significantly advance our understanding of the cognitive and health conditions seen in individuals with Down syndrome,' UW expert says

UW-Madison Campus

UW clarifies employee caregiving resources for COVID-19 vulnerable individuals

UW reiterates Remote Work Policy, suggests employees who do not have disabilities or medical conditions contact school’s human resources department 

UW-Madison Campus

Public History Project hosts live online event to honor 30th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Project assistant for Public History Project spoke about specific challenges students with disabilities faced throughout history of UW

City of Madison

Common Council attempts to reduce single-use plastic waste, passes plastic straw ordinance

Restaurants to receive citations upon plastic straw infractions after educational grace period

Editorial

Editorial Board: Fall 2019’s biggest stories

Following are the most contested stories from this semester

Letter to the Editor

Ability-based segregation remains far too prevalent in our society

If racial segregation has been outlawed, we cannot permit exclusion of people with diverse abilities

Column

Disability-based discrimination far too prevalent in school hallways

Win for Michigan student with disability, her service dog important first step toward equality

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