Disney’s “Aladdin,” Google’s Accessibility, and More

May 29, 2019

This week, the Lens focuses on how the 2019 Aladdin remake stacks up against the past, Gucci's latest instance of cultural appropriation, and Google's newest accessibility features.

The Disability Employment Gap, and More

May 1, 2019

In The Lens this week, read about what's behind the low employment rate among people with disabilities, one woman's experience of diving for the Coast Guard, and why the Association of Black Seminarians is calling for restorative...

Opportunities Abound in Inclusive Design, and More

April 10, 2019

This week, read up on inclusion-informed design, the community response to the tragedy that recently befell Highlander Center, and how photographer JEB sought to increase visibility of lesbians in the '70s and '80s.

How Can We Make Climate Action More Inclusive? and More

March 20, 2019

Find out what we think the future holds for the environmental movement, along with how libraries enforce biases and how the recent college admissions scandal could hurt students with disabilities.

The language of leadership, Inclusive Barbie, Jussie Smollett

February 13, 2019

Why is it that when a male politician speaks in a powerful tone, he is considered just that, but when a female politician does so, she is marked “bossy,” “shrill,” or “bitchy” by both men and women?...

Salary Negotiations, Deep Canvassing, Ableism

January 30, 2019

Previous studies tell us that women are less likely than men to negotiate pay, and that when women do negotiate, they walk away with less than men do—especially when it comes to high-skill, high-paying jobs. In a...

Disability Exclusive Sororities, SING, The In-Between Space

October 3, 2018

Despite being described as “intelligent, motivated, and caring” by her sister, being a flier for George Mason University’s Division I cheerleading squad, and being involved in clubs and volunteering, college sophomore AnnCatherine Heigl—who has Down syndrome—was rejected...

“Oregon Fail,” Multiracial Identities, Disability at Work

September 12, 2018

After attending an overnight field trip to study the Oregon Trail, a group of fourth grade girls worked with a parent to share their thoughts on the program via YouTube. They wondered why the stories of Native...

HBCU x LGBTQ, The Ally Challenge, Plastic Straws

July 18, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation recently hosted a summit with twelve presidents and senior executives from historically Black colleges and universities to discuss and strategize approaches to LGBTQ inclusion on campus. They covered a wide range of...

Doubt-Raisers, Stuart Reges, Jobs for People with Disabilities

June 27, 2018

A new study finds that letters of recommendation for women include more “doubt-raisers”—statements that introduce doubt into the mind of the reviewer—than those written for men. Examples include “hedging” statements like “She might be good,” or “faint...