Saturday, September 15, 2012

Social Justice Part 2: Obama and Romney Present Their Disability Policy Positions - National Forum on Disability Issues

On Friday September 28th, President Obama and Governor Romney will be presenting their positions on issues related to disability. This is a non-partisan forum which can be viewed live by registering at this website: Disabled World. It is important to view all or part of this discussion and talk about this in our classrooms with our older students. Decisions regarding their future will be made as a direct result of the election. For our students 18 years and older who can vote, this is part of how they will inform themselves in the process. It is our responsibility to support the voices of people with disabilities and make sure they are heard. Previously this blog discussed the need for ongoing "New Voices". People with disabilities have to be supported in their leadership roles. This national forum is an opportunity for students and adults to participate in some manner and at the very least, hear what is being said directly from each candidate.


  1. Thank you for posting this! It will be quite interesting to see what they have to say about a topic that, I feel, rarely receives media attention during Presidential elections but is incredibly important to the future of our country.

    1. I agree that it is overlooked or at the very least minimized. The policies and changes each candidate has been talking about directly impacts people with disabilities. I hope many people are able to see it and that it will be available for viewing afterwards as well.