The Wednesday event was held at the Stanford Law School and hosted by the Office of Accessible Education, and included not just a talk with Girma but also a book signing for Girma’s new memoir “Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law.”
“No laptops.” For most students, it’s an easy ask — a common refrain among professors sick of pupils checking Facebook during discussion. For Bryce Tuttle ’20, it’s a problem. Tuttle’s dyslexia means he writes slowly and nearly illegibly. Typing helps him keep up. Last winter, as usual, he emailed an instructor his letter from Stanford’s…
In the months leading up to my arrival at Stanford, I began asking questions about the nature of Greek life on campus, attempting to ascertain whether this should be a part of my Stanford experience.
If I am ever late to class (which I endeavor at all costs not to be), it is usually a result of one of three potential factors. Maybe I just overslept — it happens to the best of us. Or maybe it’s raining and my journey time has doubled because I wanted to walk in the shelter of the arcades instead of taking my usual diagonal trajectory across Main Quad. But most likely, I am quite simply waiting for the elevator.
Shikha Srinivas endorses Kimiko Hirota and Bryce Tuttle for ASSU Executive.
From my very first moment on Stanford’s campus, I knew without any doubt that here, I would be enabled, encouraged and empowered to thrive. President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s opening words at Admit Weekend about diversity, inclusion and the co-dependent nature of these two abstract ideals filled me with immense joy as I looked ahead to my…
While the lack of a permanent community center has come to the forefront of the student-led push for increased attention to the disability community, the everyday challenges students with disabilities face are less visible.
As an international student from the United Kingdom, I am no stranger to familiarising myself with the subtleties of language that differentiate my native tongue from that of the United States. In addition to the “chips” or “fries” conundrum and “pavement” versus “sidewalk” debate, I have recently become aware of another linguistic nuance that appears to carry much greater significance: person-first language. A phenomenon that has not yet reached the UK with such widespread impact as it has in the US, person-first language is a type of linguistic prescription linked largely to the disability community which seeks, as far as possible, to place the person before their diagnosis or impairment. For example, in this framework it would be preferable to use “persons with disabilities” over “disabled people”.