Dayniah is a Jamaican immigrant, mother, educator, writer, and activist living with SMA.
As a tenured English teacher with over 15 years of teaching experience in New York City public schools, Dayniah uses an electric wheelchair and has been unable to use a restroom at her middle school building in the Bronx for the past 14 years due to the New York City Department of Education (DOE)’s failure to provide a facility that meets her access needs.
30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, fewer than 25% of DOE schools are fully accessible due to the widespread presence of architectural barriers.
Join us for this eye-opening episode as we uncover some of the deep systemic barriers still facing the disability community and how we can work to ensure true change and inclusion.
Hosted by Lainie Ishbia and Estela Lugo.
Embrace It is produced by Launchpad 516 Studios.
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