App Could Help Travelers With Disabilities, Why Representation Matters In Children’s Literature

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For travelers with disabilities, flexibility in timing and planning is a must due to not knowing which areas or buildings will be accessible. We talk to the developer of a new app that could give people with disabilities more knowledge in advance. We also discuss what diverse characters and cultural representation in children’s books does for a child.

Featured in this Show

  • Traveling With A Disability? There Could Soon Be An App For That

    Accessibility is something that people with disabilities have to consider while planning their travels — but that information isn’t always available. Our guest is developing an app to help fix that.

  • Addressing Representation In Children’s Literature

    Actress Viola Davis recently wrote a sequel to the beloved children’s book “Corduroy.” The book was so important to her as a child, and still as an adult, because the character was an African-American girl. We discuss whether diverse representation in children’s literature and media impacts their perceptions of gender and race. We also explore how public libraries and school address the issue.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Laura Pavin Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Gabriel Schlieve Guest
  • Louise Mares Guest
  • Beth McIntyre Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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