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The Tools I Need: Disability and Accomodations
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The Tools I Need: Disability and Accomodations


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About This Lesson

In 2020, when Shaylee Mansfield was eleven years old, she made a video that went viral called #Instacaptioning. Shaylee, who is Deaf, is an actress and former YouTuber. In the video, Shaylee makes the case for automatic captioning on Instagram stories. She made the video because she felt frustrated because, at the time, there was no captioning on Instagram. While watching stories from friends and celebrities, Shaylee could not understand what was happening in the videos and she couldn’t understand what people were saying, thinking and doing. Instagram now has automatic captioning available, but Shaylee’s video was an important way to spread awareness about the lack of accommodations for people with disabilities.   

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to understand what disabilities are, consider what tools and accommodations people with disabilities need, and advocate for accommodations by writing a persuasive letter.



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December 12, 2022
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