Answers must be typed and double-spaced in a standard 12-point font (e.g., Times or Times New Roman) with 1” margins. Your answers should draw on the course readings and discussions. You must cite all quotes and paraphrases from the readings (e.g., Longmore, 95). Note: 800 words is approximately 3.5 pages in 12-point Times or Times New Roman.
You are welcome to go over the word count guidelines if you think that will be effective.
This exam must represent your own work. Substantially similar answers will be considered evidence of plagiarism and penalized accordingly.
Part I: Essay 1 (50% of grade—~1,000 words or more)
Was there a common “disability experience” during the twentieth century? That is, did people with disabilities share similar experiences, despite having different types and origins of impairments—enough to have a “disability culture"? Why or why not?
Your answer should consider factors such as type of impairment, origin of impairment, government policies, and daily life (i.e., work and education), as well as change over time and “disability culture” as will be discussed in class this coming week. Support your answer with specific examples from the readings and discussions.