"Body? What Body? Considering Physical Ability and Disability In STEM Disciplines." Amy E. Slaton. Drexel University. ASEE Annual Conference. June 23-26, 2013.

This conference paper explores issues surrounding disability studies within STEM fields and how virtually invisible this literature remains. It documents presumptions made about students’ abilities, about the nature of learning in STEM fields, and about precision and accuracy in scientific data as functions of some bodies and not others.



"The Medicalization of Reasonable Accommodation." Joseph Stramondo. Philosophy Commons. January 31, 2015.

This article highlights the barriers and disincentives created in higher education by requiring medical verification of disabilities that require accommodation. The author argues that by requiring medical verification, in an attempt to secure against fraudulent claims, the ADA procedures in colleges and universities become more of a disincentive or barrier for differently abled people.



Fake Cover Letters Expose Discrimination against Disabled

By: Noam Schieber

The New York Times, November 2, 2015


Researchers sent out resumes and cover letters on behalf of fictitious candidates for thousands of accounting jobs found that employers expressed interest in candidates who disclosed a disability 26% less frequently than other candidates who did not. The only difference between the identically qualified candidates was the cover letters, which revealed a disability for some and not for others.