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Disability on and around the University of Illinois campus

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A quote in the Illinois wheelchair track practice facility.

From the wheelchair athletics at the University of Illinois, to a local prosthetics and orthotics business in Urbana, our team of Jessa Corso, Abraham Koshy, Lauren Mroz and Lucas Wright takes a look at the usually overlooked area of disability in the Champaign county area. Continue reading Disability on and around the University of Illinois campus

Inclusive Illinois: Seeing Past the Disability and Looking at the Person

Inclusive Illinois 

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When the University of Illinois launched their new motto of “Inclusive Illinois,” many believed that this was brought up by the array of events that were tied with race on campus. From the racist tweets against Chancellor Phyllis Wise last year to the Salaita controversy, race has been very apparent on the campus. So when we think of “Inclusive Illinois,” we think of race, maybe even being inclusive of the LGBTQ community, or religion, but many times, we do not think of people with disabilities.

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