A recent census revealed 53 million United States citizens have a disability. Thankfully, schools such as NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development offers a minor in Disability Studies.
Although I am happy to hear of the program, I a concerned the majority of people who enroll in the Disability Studies program are the people who have, or interact who those who have, disabilities. It would be nice to know people who currently do not routinely interact with those who have a disability are also taking classes in Disability Studies.
What could be done to increase global awareness of, and passion for, issues that impact people with disabilities and those who interact with people who have disabilities?