Chefs and cooks in the disability community share recipes for accessibility

LUCAS KWAN PETERSON

Chef Regina Mitchell’s Zoom cooking class begins like a lot of Zooms: friendly banter, reminders to mute here, some technical adjustments there. A few minutes after the 4:30 p.m. start time, there are about 20 people on the call. The menu for tonight: a vegetable stir-fry and a lemongrass-ginger soda.

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TikTok Makes Videos More Inclusive Of And Accessible To Deaf People With New Auto Captions Feature

By Steven Aquino, Forbes

In a blog post published Tuesday, TikTok announced auto-captions. The goal is to make the service more accessible to those in the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. “Inclusivity is important because when people feel included, they’re more comfortable expressing themselves and engaging with their community. Continue reading TikTok Makes Videos More Inclusive Of And Accessible To Deaf People With New Auto Captions Feature

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Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson to Help Prepare Students with Autism for STEM Careers Through Work on $1.3M Grant-funded Project

By , NC State University College of Education News

Only 36% of students with autism enter into a postsecondary institution, compared to 75% of their neurotypical peers, and students with autism have some of the lowest rates of unemployment among individuals with disabilities. However, students with autism who do attend college are more likely than their peers to earn a STEM workforce credential and enter into a corresponding career. Continue reading Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson to Help Prepare Students with Autism for STEM Careers Through Work on $1.3M Grant-funded Project

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The Intersection of Disability and Climate Change

BY GIANNA CACCIATORE

Master’s student David Liebmann works to build awareness of the elevated threat level of climate change for people with disabilities.

Climate change threatens all of us. But for those of us living with a disability — an estimated 15% of the global population — the threat, compounded by discrimination, marginalization, and other pre-existing inequalities, is even greater.
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‘Representation matters’: How these 4 Black women with disabilities are changing the narrative

By Ruth Etiesit Samuel

The celebration of Black history is a 12-month affair. However, year after year, Black disabled history has been excluded and erased from annual February discussions. Trailblazing African American women such as Harriet Tubman, Fannie Lou Hamer and more have been lauded for their accomplishments and political activism, but their disabilities — and the importance of its visibility — is often overlooked.

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N.C. High School Student with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown During Football Game on Senior Night

By Jen Juneau, People

Sam Jordan and his parents won’t soon forget the Lake Norman High School’s football game on Saturday night.

Over the weekend, the 19-year-old senior ran a touchdown ahead of kickoff for a game during which the football team that he has managed for the last four seasons at Lake Norman High in Mooresville, North Carolina, faced off against Vance High School. Continue reading N.C. High School Student with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown During Football Game on Senior Night

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