5th Grade Accessibility Design Challenge
Kerah Sandler, Fifth Grade Teacher
As we read “Rules” by Cynthia Lord, we learned that the social model of disability explains that people do not “have” disabilities and that impairments do not disable people. Rather, people are disabled by society when attitudes and physical barriers cause exclusion and limit potential. We decided to investigate the question of how Baker can make our campus and programming inclusive and accessible to everyone.
One student pitched the idea of Baker acquiring a therapy bunny and she wrote a proposal to school’s head, assistant head and staff social worker to explain her reasoning. The student laid out her letter in a clear, concise manner to explain why a therapy bunny would be a good fit for the school. She considered all aspects of the purchase, from budget, to rabbit breed, to where the rabbit would live when not at Baker.