Browsing Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection by Subject "Accessibility"
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Everybody belongs: incorporating disability studies into the classroomA Disability Studies (DS) framework is often overlooked in general education, yet disabled people make up a large part of the population. As a result, students are often not informed about the importance of disability history, disability culture, and disability narratives. Therefore, it is imperative for DS to be taught in secondary education through a Disability Studies in Education (DSE) framework. Incorporating a DSE framework into a secondary classroom would not only teach students about empathy and allyship but also teaches students about our socio-cultural history and the diverse narratives prominent in our society. The goal of my research is to create an inclusive Disability Studies program that secondary teachers can seamlessly incorporate into their current curriculums. The program will provide a teacher’s guide with resources and background information about disabilities for teachers to follow, as well as multiple detailed lesson plans. The entire program will be fully accessible and model what an inclusive lesson plan should look like. As a whole, my program invites teachers and faculty to help create an inclusive environment for all students.
An injection of truth: an exploration of public health inequalities concerning vaccinations during outbreaksThe inequalities in vaccine uptake can lead to outbreaks that further exploit the differences in health. Public health initiatives in the United States attempt to provide better vaccination coverage and awareness in response, but fail to reflect all inequalities. Public health inequalities are brought about as a result of various policies, differing socioeconomic status, and location. These inequalities affect populations in their own unique ways based on the interaction of their confounding lifestyle factors such as age, class, and accessibility to health sources.