In order to create an inclusive learning environment for all students, accessibility in education must be a priority for educators. We’ve highlighted texts and resources that provide support for students with disabilities and offer a multidimensional approach to accessibility and advocacy in higher education.


Featured Textbooks:

Disability as Diversity in Higher Education edited by Eunyoung Kim and Katherine C. Aquino

"This book frames disability as part of the natural and rich continuum of diversity on college campuses. Through a combination of theory, research with students, faculty, and administrators, and the description of innovative and responsive program models, this book extends traditional conversations about services for students with disabilities to new, cutting-edge perspectives and practices." - Joseph W. Madaus, Professor and Director, Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, University of Connecticut

  • Chapters propose new perspectives, empirical research, and case studies to provide the necessary foundation for understanding the role of disability within campus climate and integrating students with disabilities into academic and social settings.

What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education: 3rd Edition by David Mitchell and Dean Sutherland

Whilst the focus of this book is on children with special educational needs, the strategies are universally applicable, making this essential reading for all classroom teachers, school leaders, teacher educators and students, educational psychologists, special needs coordinators and consultants and educational researchers.

  • Fully revised and updated third edition presents teachers with a range of up-to-date evidence-based strategies they can use to tackle the challenges of inclusive education.

Using Creativity to Address Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia by Fredricka Reisman and Lori Severino

Designed to help educators recognize and nurture students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, this book guides readers through best practices for using creativity theory and strategies to address the learning challenges for students who have difficulty in acquiring literacy and mathematics content.

  • Chapters are supported by rich appendices providing assessment and screening checklists, time telling objectives, learning trouble spots, a creative approach to teaching place value, and a handy cross-referencing table.

Featured Content:

Engagement as Ecology of Learning

In this article, Katherine C. Aquino, co-editor of Disability as Diversity in Higher Education, discusses how to improve course accessibility.

The Multidimensional Approach to Accessibility

In this article, Katherine C. Aquino, co-editor of Disability as Diversity in Higher Education, discusses how to improve course accessibility.

Transforming Assessment Culture Through Universal Design for Learning

Seán Bracken and Katie Novak, co-editors of Transforming Higher Education Through Universal Design for Learning, discuss the shortcomings of assessment culture and accessibility in higher education and explore different ways to improve it.

Accessibility and Advocacy for Students with Disabilities Chapter Sampler

This chapter sampler showcases select excerpts from nine books exploring the topic of accessibility and advocacy for students with disabilities.