DISABILITY AS A MEANS OF INNOVATION

For this assignment, investigate the following topic: Air Travel with a Disability
Background:
There is great discussion around the subject of traveling with a disability. Whether it be air travel in a wheelchair, or with a mental health, developmental, intellectual, or sensory disability, the experience of traveling is very different for people with disabilities than it is for people who do not have disabilities. Your task is to learn about travel experiences of people with disabilities and then write a thoughtful summary response using the criteria below.
Required Format
● Microsoft Word ONLY
● Responses must be in paragraph format underneath respective question or section.
● 1” margins
● 12-point font
● Double-spaced
● 2-page minimum
Required Content 
● Introduction – 1 point
A paragraph giving an overview of what you have researched and plan on presenting in your paper.

● 3 References & Summaries – 6 points
Write a paragraph summarizing  each reference (3 paragraphs total) and the main points or perspectives made with that reference. Within each paragraph, include the website link to the readings, blogs, and/or online videos you utilized in your inquiry. 
● Class Connections – 1 point
In 1-2 paragraphs, make the connection between 2 of the following fundamental areas and how they relate to this topic: 
● Ableism
● Social Model of Disability
● Accessibility 
● Accommodations
● Assistive technology
● Inspiration porn
● Disability rights
● Respectful language
● Reflection – 1 point
In 1-2 paragraphs reflect on the following prompts: 
○ I used to think that… 
○ Why did you think that?  
○ Now I think that… 
○ Why do you think that now? 
○ What changed in your thinking?  
● Closing – 1 point
In 1 paragraph, explain how disability is a tool or a means of innovation? How has the air-travel-with-a-disability discussion evolved toward new possibilities as a result of disability representation? Or how has it not evolved toward new possibilities? Explain.