We hold these truths to be self-evident...|
NDSU recognizes all disabled people -- those with traditionally recognized disabilities and those who have often been left out of the movement -- as our brothers and sisters. We recognize all students -- all those who work to learn, whether or not they are at recognized schools -- as our colleagues.
...that all people are created equal...
Too many disabled students today do not have the resources we need to learn. Too many are still excluded from open-enrollment schools; too many are still denied an equal chance in competitive admissions systems. Too many cannot obtain the texts we need in accessible formats. Too many cannot obtain information in clear and accessible language. Too many are left out of discussion and debate, shut out by the physical and social environments nondisabled people treat as "neutral". Too many are forced into programs that do not prepare us for life as one among many equals, or are condemned to eternal "preparation" and "habilitation". Too many are excluded altogether from the lives of our families, our communities, our nation.
One would be too many -- but it's many more than one.
We hold these truths to be self-evident....
We proclaim our rights as students. We proclaim our rights as full and equal participants in our communities. We proclaim our rights as human beings. Today, we take a stand.
Welcome to the National Disabled Students Union website.
Welcome to the struggle.
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