Making Welcoming Communities for People with Disabilities

Making Welcoming Communities for People with Disabilities

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 747 , Segment 5

Episode: GOP Spending Bill, Psychology of Winning, Facebook Privacy

  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 17:10 mins

Guest: Erik Carter, PhD, Professor of Special Education, Vanderbilt University Nearly one in five Americans has some type of disability, according to Erik Carter, a professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. That number might seem high if we don’t usually interact with - if we’re not friends with - people with disabilities. It’s one thing for governments to legislate that buildings must be accessible to all, but who can legislate what happens in our hearts? Professor Carter wants to see not just better access to facilities for people with disabilities, but more a more welcoming attitude toward them when they show up at neighborhood, community and church events.

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