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“The Prophet Despairs Over the Future of Humanity “ Oil on canvas . This was painted when I was still very depressed about the drastic changes that came along with the pandemic . It shows a lone man on the edge of a cliff overlooking a sea of people . There is a human eye centered in the painting signifying that he is not just a mortal man . He is insightful and he is a prophet . What he is seeing is actually the future and it is a future of fire . The firs represents the dark times we are now living in and likely will see in the future . The prophet is distressed by what he sees.
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NYU Center for Disability Studies

Disability Equity in the Time of COVID-19

Amanda Porche, “The Prophet Despairs Over the Future of Humanity“ (oil on canvas), by Amanda Porche, an autistic artist based in New York City. From the artist: “This was painted when I was still very depressed about the drastic changes that came along with the pandemic It shows a lone man on the edge of

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NYU Center for Disability Studies

Solidarity with Black Disabled Lives Matter

The NYU Center for Disability Studies expresses solidarity with the Black Lives Matter and Black Disabled Lives Matter movements. We have signed the Critical Design Lab’s “Statement on Design Commitments to Abolishing White Supremacy” and would like to pass it on to our list. We also recommend the following guides to Black disability activism, access, and solidarity:

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Image Description: An illustration of a short-haired person with blue and green skin wearing a pink half-shirt and long pink skirt, seated in a green and orange wheelchair. Handwritten text reads : “Justice means a disability centered response to COVID-19.”
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NYU Center for Disability Studies

Disability Justice and COVID-19 Resources

Image courtesy of Sins Invalid. Image Description: An illustration of a short-haired person with blue and green skin wearing a pink half-shirt and long pink skirt, seated in a green and orange wheelchair. Handwritten text reads : “Justice means a disability centered response to COVID-19.” Art by Rafi Darrow. NYU CDS has compiled the following

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A patch that reads "Nothing about us without us" and features a white figure in a wheelchair on a black background.
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NYU Center for Disability Studies

Disability, Bias, and AI

On March 28, 2019, the AI Now Institute at New York University (NYU), the NYU Center for Disability Studies, and Microsoft convened disability scholars, AI developers, and computer science and human-computer interaction researchers to discuss the intersection of disability, bias, and AI, and to identify areas where more research and intervention are needed. This report

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A collage from the Engineering at Home archive, a project by Sara Hendren and Caitrin Lynch at Olin College. Design credit: Casey Gollan.
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NYU Center for Disability Studies

Welcome Back! Guidelines for Course Accessibility

Dear Colleagues -Welcome back!  As you are getting your syllabi and classes together, here are some easy ways to make sure your materials are accessible, and students who need accommodations are aware of the Moses Center. We recommend including a statement of this sort to your syllabi: For students needing accommodations: Students requesting academic accommodations

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