Disability Studies

Improving Feminist Philosophy and Theory By Taking Account of Disability

The past few days I’ve been lazy/leisurely in my summer reading and identified a few articles to read from the 2013 special issue of Disability Studies Quarterly: “Improving Feminist Philosophy and Theory By Taking Account of Disability.” In the introduction to the special issue, Shelly Tremain notes that this issue—and the articles that comprise it—is… Continue reading Improving Feminist Philosophy and Theory By Taking Account of Disability

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#4c15

How is Universal Design invoked on college websites, in composition programs and classrooms, and in conversations with students? This year at CCCC, Jay Dolmage, Dale Katherine Ireland, and I are presenting on the panel E.16 “Risks and Rhetorics of Universal Design.” Full-text copies of our talks can be accessed here, which I have listed in order… Continue reading #4c15

Disability Studies · Media

Disability and New Media

To follow-up Goggin & Newell, the next installment of annotated bib posts is Disability and New Media. For a useful review, check out this piece by Laura Howard for Disability Studies Quarterly. *** This book offers a crucial cultural exploration of how disability (and disability studies) informs and is complicated by web 2.0 environments—a markedly different contribution than… Continue reading Disability and New Media

Disability Studies · Media

Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media

Next up in the annotated bib installment: Digital Disability. *** Digital Disability is frequently cited as an initial and influential exploration of how disability shapes and is shaped by new media and communication technologies. Goggin and Newell take a social constructionist approach to disability and new media, positioning their book as an attempt “to cast… Continue reading Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media

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#4c14

This is the presentation I’m giving at C’s this year (today! B.30), part of a larger panel titled “Critical Disability Pedagogies: Hacking the Curriculum, Rewriting Spaces.” *** “Dis/Ability as Inquiry: Hacking the Fixed Curriculum” Although there are benefits to a shared, fixed curriculum, it can sometimes butt heads with the values and needs of the… Continue reading #4c14

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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