"Breaking Bad" and RJ Mitte: Positive Light on CP

“I am not in danger. I am the danger.” – Walter White,Breaking Bad

RJ Mitte, Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad, threatens the pejorative perceptions of individuals with disabilities. In August 2016, Mitte spoke with the “Irish Examiner" and stated, “We know lots of progress is being made but the industry must do more to help disabled people work both in front of and behind the camera. During the Paralympics, there will be more disabled people than ever before on TV but this shouldn’t be something that just happens every four years.” 

Survey seeks to better understand WVU's accessibility

WVU has undergone a self-survey of its Americans with Disability Act (1990) compliance. As a part of this self-survey, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is seeking to better understand how students, faculty, staff and the community view WVU’s accessibility, both the ways in which the University is doing well, and where there is room for improvement. Please take a few minutes to complete the WVU Accessibility Survey.

El Deafo, Motivation in the Media

We have all had our struggles overcoming embarrassment and loneliness growing up. Entering public primary school with a hearing aid strapped to your chest generates a unique set of challenges. Cece Bell, author of El Deafo , recounts her experiences as a Hard of Hearing student in public school: fielding questions about the cords framing her face, and her inability to clearly hear her instructors the way she used to.  

Cece contracted meningitis at the age of four, which ultimately led to her hearing loss. Meningitis is a common cause of hearing loss and deafness. Cece’s experiences are specific to her, but her story highlights a common theme in the Hard of Hearing and Deaf ( and really, the majority of humans) population: fitting in.

Unapologetically Disabled

Written by Colleen Good, M.A.

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for #MotivationInTheMedia, where we at Office of Accessibility Services share stories about how disability-related issues are featured in media, such as books, movies, the news and music.

Students: Summer Internship Opportunities with United Launch Alliance

WVU juniors, seniors, and some sophomores have the opportunity to apply to 10-week summer internships with United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture that provides space launch services for the U.S. government. Internships are available in engineering, supply chain, and finance.

It is preferred that candidates are interested in a long-term career in the field.

WVU Seniors: IT Rotational Opportunity

To apply, students should visit Bender Consulting Services website here, and complete the electronic form provided.

Students who join this rotational program will gain familiarity with and contribute to different business units with three nine-month rotations in areas like: