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#cwcon: Beyond Afterthought

This is the presentation I’m giving at #cwcon this year (part of i2, “caption, performance, code: composing accessibility across multiple interfaces”). *** Given the limited time available in the composition classroom, simply teaching the basics of technologies can feel overwhelming even before we consider the rhetorical production and accessibility of digital texts. It’s perhaps unsurprising,… Continue reading #cwcon: Beyond Afterthought

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#cwcon: Accessible Tools, Accessible Methods

This is the 4-minute spiel I’m giving at #cwcon (today! G.9), part of a roundtable titled “Everyday Methods: Tools of the Digital Scholar.” *** What tools are available, and what practical and theoretical concerns might inform our assessment or adoption of such tools? My everyday tools are so commonplace that they hedge on the mundane: Twitter, Google… Continue reading #cwcon: Accessible Tools, Accessible Methods

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#cwcon 2013

Below is a full-text copy of my presentation for Computers & Writing this year, titled, “Composing Disability: The Circulation of Inspirational and Counter-Representational Memes.” *** Discussions of disability and computers and writing often focus on issues of access: accessible web design, assistive technologies, accommodation. Less frequently do these discussions attend to the use, or composing… Continue reading #cwcon 2013

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Computers & Writing 2012

This is the paper I delivered at this year’s C&W conference at NCSU. — “Unlearning Accommodation: Universal Design for Learning and Multimodal Pedagogies” Disability diagnoses are steadily rising. According to the CDC, one in six children has a developmental disability, such as autism, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy, or an intellectual disability (Boyle et al.). And in… Continue reading Computers & Writing 2012