Got questions about disability in America? Here’s your resource guide
This page is a part of our special on the economics of disability. You can listen to the podcast here, check out a full transcript of the episode and read this glossary of terms we used in our coverage throughout the show.
The Marketplace special on the economics of disability covers a number of issues facing roughly one in five people in the United States. The show focuses on employment, education and health care, but there’s so much the team couldn’t cover in an hour, such as language, law, policy and culture. The following reading list from economics of disability co-host Katie Savin is a small sampling of ways you can dive deeper into disability — a topic that intersects with many other social issues and forms of creative expression.
Not sure where to start? Try following the Disability Visibility Project, curated by Alice Wong, on your favorite social media platform.
Disability Terminology: Person-first versus identity-first
Informational (mostly legal or policy related)
First-person narratives/creative works
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