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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Oxford DERN Disability Symposium 2013

The 2013 Oxford Disability Equality Research Network Symposium
brings together United Kingdom and international theorists and
researchers to highlight current work on disability in society in the
areas of theory, disability law, assistive technology, and medical

Oxford DERN is a collaboration between the Oxford Disability
Service, The Disabled Students Campaign of the Oxford Student
Union, and a variety of Oxford University's academic departments.

For more info or to register visit our website:

May 7th, Okinaga Room, Wadham College | 9:45 - 3:30pm


Registration / coffee

Global Disability and Medical Charity Advertising
Clare Barker, University of Leeds

10:45am Q&A

11:00am Break

The disabled body in post-Apartheid South Africa and its Literature
Tim Wyman-McCarthy, University of Oxford

Reading Firdaus Kanga: Implicit Political Alignments and Disabled Gay
Parsi Men who Love Margaret Thatcher
Stephanie Yorke, University of Oxford

Can the Social Model of Disability be Applied to Dyslexia and Other SpLDs?
Dwight R. Kelly, Sarah Lawrence College, USA

12:15pm Lunch (Provided)

Assistive Technologies Shaping the Learning Experiences of University
Students with Literacy Difficulties
Paul Grove, University of Oxford

Learning from Students who Identify with Asperger Syndrome
Nicola Martin, LSE

Implementing the National Autism Strategy for England (DH, March 2010);
Mind the Gaps
Marie Tidball, Oxford Centre for Crimonology

03:00pm Plenary

The Wadham facility is accessible for wheelchair users, but advance notice of all other accessibility
requirements is needed including dietary needs for lunch. Please contact for more information.

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