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University of Maryland iSchool Disability Justice Editing Workshop

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Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for visitors who want to learn more about a variety of topics.

Join us at the University of Maryland iSchool Editing Workshop and help to improve the quality of Wikipedia articles related to Disability Justice. Attendees will learn to edit existing articles and create new ones with the help of experienced Wikipedians. This event is co-hosted by student organizations iDiversity and Special Libraries Association @ UMD.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing University of Maryland students are encouraged to check out laptops from UMD Libraries.

So that people who have allergies/breathing difficulties/chemical sensitivities may more safely attend, please refrain from wearing any fragrances including essential oils to this event.


Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM


University of Maryland
Hornbake Library North, Room 0302J
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University of Maryland Disability Justice Wikipedia Editing Workshop Slides 2018

Suggested Worklist[edit]

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Articles from Wikipedia:WikiProject Disability

Related Categories: Each contains an extensive article list

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  8. ^ "Bio: Steve Cash". Team USA.
  9. ^ KORTEMEIER, TODD. "Sled Hockey Goalie Steve Cash Has Done, Seen, Won It All – And The Team Camaraderie Keeps Him Coming Back". Team USA.
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  11. ^ Smirnova, Lena (February 14, 2018). "Workout Wednesday: USA's Oksana Masters".
  12. ^ Scott, Roxanna (January 22, 2018). "Oksana Masters eyes more gold in cross country, biathlon at Paralympics". USA Today.
  13. ^ "Bio: Nikko Landeros". USA Hockey.
  14. ^ Meyer, John (November 28, 2009). "Nikko Landeros, ex-Berthoud wrestler, now excelling at sled hockey". The Denver Post.
  15. ^ Brohard, Mike (May 11, 2017). "Former Berthoud wrestlers Carron, Landeros to be awarded Medal of Courage". Reporter-Herald.
  16. ^ "Bio: Tyler Carron". USA Hockey.
  17. ^ Brohard, Mike (May 11, 2017). "Former Berthoud wrestlers Carron, Landeros to be awarded Medal of Courage". Reporter-Herald.
  18. ^ "Former Berthoud wrestlers Nikko Landeros, Tyler Carron in gold medal hockey game at Sochi Paralympics". The Denver Post. November 4, 2015.
  19. ^ Venci, Scott (February 17, 2017). "Greely travels world thanks to curling". Greenbay Press Gazette.
  20. ^ "Bio: Penny Greely". Team USa.
  21. ^ "Bio: Danelle Umstead". Team USA.
  22. ^ "12 Things to Know About Danelle Umstead, Team USA's Blind Alpine Skiier". Cosmopolitan. January 23, 2018.
  23. ^ "Who is Paralympic Alpine skier Danelle Umstead?". KOB 4. December 14, 2017.
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  25. ^ Cowan, David (February 22, 2011). "Review: Transcendent Man". MIT Technology Review.
  26. ^ Grant, A. (2005). (no. 102 ed.). ACCESS BY DESIGN. External link in |title= (help)
  27. ^ Pratim Gohain, Manash (March 4, 2018). "Disability rights crusader Javed Abidi dies at 53". The Times of India.
  28. ^ "Disability rights activist Javed Abidi dies". Economic Times. March 4, 2018.
  29. ^ Strauss, Valerie (February 26, 2018). "DeVos moves to delay Obama-era rule on minority special-education students". The Washington Post.
  30. ^ Diament, Michelle (March 6, 2018). "Ed Department Set To Abandon IDEA Site That Crashed". Disability Scoop.
  31. ^ Shakespeare, Tom (2006). The Disability Studies Reader.
  32. ^ Watts, Elena (March 4, 2018). "New technology developed by A&M professor converts documents for blind readers to access via iPad". The Eagle.
  33. ^ "With a new technology called SDF, blind readers can now read PDF on an iPad". Newz Hook.
  34. ^ "TAMU team refines software to help visually impaired readers". Arch One: College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. December 3, 2014.

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