The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States

Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider the barriers to access they would face.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After class members select their role-play identities, provide time for participants to research the disability represented by their role
Classroom Considerations
  • The tight focus of this series of activities is on Article 9 from the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that details issues of accessibility to physical environment, transportation, and information
  • Class members use the provided checklist to evaluate their school's access for persons with disabilities
  • Also included is a list of words and expressions that can be used to avoid stereotyping
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