Research & Info on Disabilities

While I am creating my Project I am researching different motivational speakers to form my own style speaking.  I am also looking at disability in school and the rights that people with disabilities have when applying and attending a college. I will also be looking at how disability is handled in different settings, not only in college but also continuing into adulthood and the business world.  If you have any sort of struggle I  hope that this page helps provide information as I continue to look for help and motivation in my own life.

Schmetzke, Axel. “Accessibility of Web-based Information Resources of People with Disabilities (part Two).” Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Dec. 2002. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.

Ellis, Katie, and Mike Kent. “Disability and New Media.” Routledge, Dec. 2010. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.

Robbins, Tony. “Why We Do What We Do.” Tony Robbins:. TED2006, Feb. 2006. Web. 05 Mar. 2016. <;.

This Ted talk is given by Tony Robbins, a world renown public speaker. He starts out by analyzing what people feel and why they feel the way they do. He asks that we all look inside ourselves and figure out what emotions drive us. He urges us to learn to better deal with those emotions, or change the way we bring about those emotions so that we can better aid and help society. I will use this information and try to emulate it in my own public speaking. I will use the techniques he uses to make a connection with the audience, and talk to a level where everybody can relate and understand.

Office for Civil Rights, Customer Service Team. “Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education.” Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education. US Department of Education, 27 Oct. 2011. Web. 05 Mar. 2016. <;.

This article gives the rights and responsibilities of students who are wanting to attend college. The article outlines the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The article discusses the differences between services in highchool vs services in college or post secondary education. I will use this to show how St. Mary’s has kept up with most disability services. I will use this to outline where St. Mary’s falls short on some services and how it has affected me being a student with disabilities.

Thomas, Stephen B. “College Students and Disability Law.” LD Online. WETA, Washington D.C., n.d. Web. 5 Mar. 2016. <;.

The article gives a lot of statistics on students with disabilities in college today. The article talks about legal protection for students with disabilities. It goes over legal issues regarding different disability plans. The article talks in depth about the Americans with Disabilities Act and how to benefit and create a level playing field for students with disabilities. I can use this in my project by using the statistics if I need to show evidence of how to go about getting a college education as a person with disabilities.

Lewis, Sarah. “Embrace the near Win.”, Mar. 2014. Web. 06 Mar. 2016. <;.

This video is about exactly its title, embracing the near win. The speaker goes into detail about an artist may be more critical of themselves than other are. Some may see a persons work as a masterpiece, but the creator may still see it as incomplete. This video focuses on not being so hard on yourself and what you are creating. I can use this in my project by analyzing how the speaker presents herself and her information and how she portrays a message.

Sivers, Derek. “Keep Your Goals to Yourself.” Derek Sivers:., July 2010. Web. 06 Mar. 2016. <;.

The speaker, Derek Sivers, talks about how verbalizing your goals makes you less likely to complete them. He says that speaking your goals gives you some accomplishment that you have already done it. This in turn gives you less motivation to actually follow through and complete a goal. I disagree with this theory and will implore using the opposite tactic in my motivational speaking. I have always had success in verbalizing my goals and getting help from others.

Thurlow, Martha L., Mary F. Sinclair, and David R. Johnson. “Students with Disabilities Who Drop Out of School: Implications for Policy and Practice. Issue Brief: Examining Current Challenges in Secondary Education and Transition.” ERIC. N.p., July 2002. Web. 6 Mar. 2016. <;.

This article is about exploring ways to support students with disabilities so that they graduate and are less likely to drop out. The article points out the high drop out rates of students with disabilities. The article gives strategies for helping students with disabilities stay in school. I can use this in my project by outlining what has helped me graduate. I can also use this to show how hard it is for a student like myself graduate, and I can address this as a subject for my motivational talks.

Laporte, Danielle. “15 Tips for Public Speaking That Apply to Shining at Work, and Just about Everywhere Else • Danielle LaPorte: White Hot Truth + Sermons on Life.” Danielle LaPorte White Hot Truth + Sermons on Life. N.p., 10 May 2010. Web. 06 Mar. 2016. <;.

This article gives 15 tips for public speakers. It lists tips and then gives some background information on the tips so that the reader really can guage what to do with the tip. I can use this in my project and in my future as a inspirational speaker.

Wheaton College. “Students With Physical Disabilities.” Encyclopedia of School Health (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 6 Mar. 2016. <;.

This is the actual guidelines for students with disabilities from Wheaton Collge. It goes on to define a student with disabilities, and then it gives accommodations based on disability. It also discusses what type of documentation is required. I can use this in my project to show how St. Mary’s differs in their policies for students with disabilities. I can also use this to show how St. Mary’s policies have helped me in ways that other colleges may not have been able to.

Schwerdtfeger, Patrick. “How to Become a Motivational Speaker.” Keynote Speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger. N.p., 21 Oct. 2013. Web. 13 Mar. 2016. <;.

Schwerdtfeger outlines his journey in becoming a keynote motivational speaker. He discusses some of the troubles he had as well as some changes he could have made along the way. I can use this in my project by making sure I do not make the same mistakes in my speaking as he did. I can use his tips to better inhance my speaking. Having this resource is like having another mentor for speaking to the public.

Sobell. “Using Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques to Help Patients Change Risky/Problem Behaviors.” PsycEXTRA Dataset (2008): n. pag. Nova. 2008. Web. 13 Mar. 2016.

This article discusses techniques for speaking to different audiences, and using different strategies to connect with different topics. The article gives some good questions to be asked to an individual or an audience.   The article also talks about listening and how to become a better listener. I can use this information to help me succeed at speaking to large or small groups of people, or even one on one.

“Addicted 2 Success.” Addicted 2 Success. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2016. <;.

This is a website type of publication that constantly has new information on how to become motivational and inspirational. There is a lot of different articles, opinions and advice for achieving success. I can use this and refer back to it as needed for new innovative ways of reaching an audience.

Gallo, Carmine. Talk like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

This book teaches you how to give a good presentation. The author, Gallo, also helps you discover what motivates you and then helps you to see how this can move others. This book can help me learn to create visions and ideas and present them to my audiences.