Seeks to expand diversity at the University of Michigan by integrating the study of disability into research, scholarship, and teaching. UMInDS understands disability as a critical concept necessary to the advancement of the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Disability Studies is interdisciplinary both because it draws upon the intellectual tools of the major disciplines and because it serves as a conceptual framework that reorients the basic assumptions of various fields of knowledge, from political science to architecture, from engineering to art history, from genetics to law, from public policy to education, from biology to poetry, and so on. UMInDS views people with disabilities not as objects but as producers of knowledge whose common history has generated a wide variety of art, music, literature, and science infused with the experience of disability. The central purpose of UMInDS is to advance knowledge about, by, and for people with disabilities and to promote their full and equal participation in society.
Student organizations invested in promoting social justice and support people with disabilities. Organizations include: Allies for Disability Awareness Community Organizing (ADACO), Growing Allies, Michigan Sign Club, and MSA Disability Affairs Commission.
The U-M Library is committed to providing equal access to information and services to all students, faculty and staff members. We aim to provide digital resources that meet accessibility standards and services that align with best practices. Support and accommodations are available for patrons with disabilities.
Scholarly Resources @ MLibrary
MLibrary holdings include a wealth of resources on issues relating to disability. Below are some places to start your search.
HathiTrust allows UM-affiliated patrons full-text access to items that the University of Michigan owns even if the material is still under copyright. The patron must register with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) and ask to be added to the list of those eligible to receive full-text HathiTrust access.
Steps to search in Mirlyn:
Fill in your search criteria and/or terms in the search bar
Under the search bar click the Include "Search only (no full text)" box and click the Find button.
If there is only one volume, there will be only one link, but for multiple volume sets there can be many links to choose from.
By clicking one of the links it will take you directly to the correct book record in HathiTrust.
Click Login (upper right of screen)
Under the HathiTrust Partner Institutions drop down menu, select University of Michigan and click login
The authorized patron should now see a yellow banner saying they have access to this work and it will contain a link to the full-text that he or she can click to get to the full-text.
Stigma and Disability: Readings for Advocates, Allies and Researchers
Blum, L. M. (2015). Raising generation Rx: mothering kids with invisible disabilities in an age of inequality. New York: New York University Press. Available at the Hatcher Graduate Library, HQ 759.913 B58 2015
Brabazon, T. (2015). Enabling University: Impairment, (Dis)ability and Social Justice in Higher Education. Cham: Springer International Publishing. Available to U-M affiliates online through Mirlyn: http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/Record/013491706
Corrigan, P. W.. (2014). The stigma of disease and disability: understanding causes and overcoming injustices. First edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Available to U-M affiliates online through Mirlyn: http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/Record/013546284
Corrigan, P. W. (2005). On the stigma of mental illness: practical strategies for research and social change. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Available at the Health Sciences Remote Shelving (request delivery at any campus Library), RC 455.2 .P85 O51 2005
Dunn, D. (2015). The social psychology of disability. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, HV 1568 .D86 2015
Fleischer, D. Z. & Zames, F. (2011). The disability rights movement: from charity to confrontation. Updated ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Available to U-M affiliates online through Mirlyn: http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/Record/010751510. Available at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, HV 1553 .F581 2001
Heyer, K. (2015). Rights enabled: the disability revolution, from the US, to Germany and Japan, to the United Nations. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Available at the Hatcher Graduate Library, HV 1568 .H49 2015
Rapp. R., & Ginsburg, F. (2011). The paradox of recognition: success or stigma for children with learning disabilities. In J. McLaughlin, (Ed.), Contesting recognition: culture, identity and citizenship. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. Available at the Hatcher Graduate Library, HM 753 .I356 2011
Stuart, H. L., & Arboleda-Flórez, J. (2012). Paradigms lost: fighting stigma and the lessons learned. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, RC 455.2.P85 S78 2012
Thornicroft, G. (2006). Shunned: discrimination against people with mental illness. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available at the Hatcher Graduate Library, RC 454 .T45561 2006