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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Black ASL event - NY City

“The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure”
Friday, February 3, 2012 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Milbank Chapel, Teachers College,
Columbia Univ. 525 W. 120th st. NYC -Broadway and 120th St.- (#1 train to 116th)
Join Gallaudet University authors, Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, and Roxanne King as they share the history of Black Deaf education and Black American Sign Language (ASL) in the U.S.
Interpreter services provided Light refreshments will be served!
The Vice President's Office for Diversity & Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University * Office of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Teachers College, Columbia University * Teaching ASL as a Foreign Language Program, Teachers College, Columbia University * Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University * NYC Black Deaf Advocates * National Alliance of Black Interpreters-NYC. * National Action Network-HOJ Deaf Club
To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678- 3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

Simi Linton
Disability/Arts Consultancy

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Deadline Extended: CFP for "Performing Under Pressure": Life, Labor, and Art in the Academy

Hello all,

I am pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submissions
for "Performing Under Pressure": Life, Labor, and Art in the Academy.
Abstracts are now due *January 20, 2012. *We would love to have a prominent
disability studies presence, so by all means, apply and circulate widely!




“Performing Under Pressure”: Life, Labor, and Art in the Academy



We work here. But where is “here,” and how do we define the “work” that we
do? Beginning with these questions about the corporate university,
“Performing Under Pressure” intends to make visible the invisible work of
students and scholars (when most academics don’t call themselves workers).
We enjoin academics and artists in the humanities, social sciences, life
sciences, and physical sciences to think about their field and the work
they do, by: paying attention to what pressures are in play across class,
racial, gender, and sexual lines and how such performances play out in the
institutional framework in which we do our work; critically reflecting on
how images of ourselves as students, academics, and teachers are
constructed; and considering how these identities remain distinct from, and
are also sustained by, the institution that gives rise to them.

* *

Let’s attempt something like a Brechtian exposure of the university’s
workings; in creatively thinking about the things we do, and how they are
done. We’ll explore the economic basis for the university, and how it is
covered over by long-held assumptions about what goes on at an educational
institution; it is not for nothing that Brown University’s governing body
is “The Corporation.” The university reflects the stratifications of
labor--these people pay (students in unfunded MFA and MA programs, who will
leave the academy to join the “real” economy) and these other people get
paid (funded PhD students and professors who remain in the “unreal”
university economy)—even while it retains the veneer of pursuing knowledge
for knowledge’s sake. Or, more troubling: becomes an incubator for “real
world” skills for graduates who will become actors in the finance world.
(The Brown website advertises: “A Brown education is a catalyst for
creativity and entrepreneurship.”)

Possible topics include:

The labor—affective, immaterial, and other—of the scholar in the neoliberal

Artists, performers, and culture workers in the university

How “life” is constructed by and within the academy, with reference to
race, gender, dis/ability, etc.

University-based arts funding practices, forms of curation, and valuation

Government and non-government sources of research funding

Collaborations with business and connections to the knowledge economy

The global university as it participates in forms of off-shoring

Campus sites that reflect on real world institutions: galleries,
laboratories, markets, newspapers, and political forums

This two-day conference will feature keynote speakers including Nicholas
Ridout* *(Queen Mary, University of London) and Patricia Ybarra (Brown
University), plenary paper sessions, forums with invited speakers in a
“long table” format, and performance events.

Submissions welcome from all humanities and social and hard science
disciplines and approaches. We are asking for you to present your work to
the conference if you can also bring a discussion of the labor that went
into it, and of the negotiations behind it. We are looking not for studies
of the university per se, but papers and proposals that reflect on our own
practice. Please select one of the following options and email your
response along with a short bio to

1. Papers: Please submit a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper relating
to one or more conference themes.

2. Long Table: Please submit a short (200 words or less) description of
your research topic(s) and a list of key terms relevant to your work.


Please save the dates, plan to join us, and share this announcement with
your colleagues and contacts.

For more information, or to watch the conference take shape in a shared
planning space, direct your web browser to: **

Patrick McKelvey
PhD Student
Department of Theatre and Performance Studies
Brown University
cell: (850) 217-6617

Saturday, December 24, 2011

NYC Taxi decision – Victory!! (Simi Linton, Plaintiff, Celebrates)

Justice has been
served!  Judge George Daniels has
ruled that meaningful access to the NYC taxi system is required.

Christopher Noel, Simi Linton, United Spinal, The Taxis for All Campaign,
Disabled in Action brought a civil rights class action suit against The New
York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, and Commissioner David Yassky.  Disability Rights Advocates represented
the plaintiffs.

Judge Daniels ruling calls for
“meaningful access” to taxis for people who are disabled. Though he does not
define precisely what that means, he writes:

“It is clear, however, that
less than 2% of the city’s fleet being wheelchair accessible, resulting in the
unavailability of taxi transportation and significantly increased waiting times
for disabled persons who require wheelchairs, is not meaningful access. In
fact, during oral argument, the TLC conceded that its regulations do not
provide meaningful access to individual who require wheelchairs. It must do so.”

In a footnote, he also writes:

“…meaningful access for the
disabled to public transportation services is not a utopian goal or political
promise, it is a basic civil right. Title II requires immediate and full

Isn’t this terrific!  Of course, there will be more news
stories on this – but for now it is important to spread the word, and rally
people behind this decision.  We have yet to see how "meaningful access" will be interpreted - and what the true impact will be.  Whatever way it is implemented, the ruling itself will certainly have an impact on New York City, and hopefully will also have broad impact
on future rulings across the U.S.

Simi Linton
Disability/Arts Consultancy

Friday, December 16, 2011

Perspectives 2 submissions now open!

Perspectives 2

Perspectives 2 submissions now open!

The editors of Perspectives: Poetry Concerning Autism and Other Disabilities have announced their latest project. Perspectives 2 will be the second anthology of the Perspectives series.
Released late in 2010, Perspectives is an anthology of poetry about various neurological, psychological, social, and communicative disabilities, with a strong focus on the autism spectrum. It included poetry written by the disabled, their friends, their loved ones, service providers, and others who have been personally affected by disability.
Perspecitves 2 seeks to continue the work began in the first volume by collecting more excellent poetry concerning disabilities and neurodiversity. Ultimately, the editors of Perspectives 2 seek to spread the message of the anthology's mission statement, "No matter what our differences, we are all human."

Submissions Guidelines:

  • E-mail up to five(5) poems to
  • Please send submissions both in the body of the e-mail and as an attachment, formatted as you would like them to appear in tha anthology. (.doc, .docX, .rtf, .pdf, .wpd, etc...).
  • All forms and styles will be considered.
  • Submissions should be consistent with the mission statement and fit the anthology's theme.
  • Poems may be previously published provided you hold the rights to them. If you provide information on the previous publications
  • Please include a short, third person bio with your submission.
Website Link:

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Submit Proposals for Disability Studies Strand of Pac Rim Conference Now!

Intersectionality, Disability Culture, and Global Change Disability Studies
Topic Area

Disability Studies approaches disability as a social and cultural phenomena
in which localized and global interpretations include socio-cultural,
historical, political and rights-based perspectives.

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity topic
area, Disability Studies: Intersectionality, Disability Culture, and Global
Change, seeks to imagine and convey the role of Disability Studies in all
areas of academic scholarship and within cultural, gender, race, and ethnic

We welcome proposals in any area of Disability Studies, including:

  - How scholars within and outside of typical disability studies
  curricula are incorporating disability studies in teaching and research.
  - Current developments and national and global approaches to Disability
  Studies programs
  - Historical and contemporary perspectives about Disability Studies
  - Impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with
  Disabilities on Disability Studies, Disability Culture, and Global Change
  - The role of the Internet and technology, including social networking,
  distance learning, Universal Design and online research tools, on
  Disability Studies research and dissemination
  - How has Disability Studies impacted other disciplines, including
  feminist and queer studies, American Studies, sociology, psychology, and
  other academic fields
  - The ways in which Disability Culture has informed Disability Studies,
  cultural, gender, race, ethnic, film, arts & cultural studies

We welcome proposals in any presentation format. Please see presentation
formats on our webpage at: Please check
the criteria for each format and ensure that you have the appropriate
number of presenters for your chosen format. You may submit proposals
online at: or send your proposals
via email to

Disability Studies Topic

For more information about this topic area, contact: Megan Conway,, 808-956-6166, Steve Brown,,
808-956-0996, Norma Jean Stodden,, 808-956-4454, or
Holly Manaseri,, 808-956-9218.

For general information on the conference please contact Charmaine Crockett
at or 808-956-7539. For information on registration
please contact Michael Corlew at or 808-956-8816.

*Megan A. Conway, Ph.D.*

*Assistant Professor, Center on Disability Studies
Managing Editor, Review of Disability Studies <>**
Training Coordinator, Students with Disabilities as Diverse Learners

Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1776 University Avenue, UA 4-7, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-6166 Fax: 808-956-7878 Email:

Saturday, December 10, 2011

[Event] Booklaunch party in SF! Somatic Engagement

Dear DS-HUMers,
should you find yourself in San Francisco on Thursday December 15th, please join Katherine Sherwood, Georgina Kleege, Amber DiPietra, Denise Leto, Eleni Stecopoulos and Christian Nagler at the Green Arcade bookstore (1680 Market Street), at 7.30.

Somatic Engagement: the politics, poetics and publics of embodiment. Chain Links books, 2001. 128 pages, 12 color plates, $16, order through Small Press Distribution (

Edited by community artist, scholar, and dancer Petra Kuppers (author of Disability Culture and Community Performance), the book opens with Arnieville, a Californian protest camp of disability, homelessness, and poverty activists.

From there, a series of enactments welcome trespass and incursion in the name of survival.

Amy Sara Carroll on the Transborder Immigrant Tool, a GPS phone that uses poetry to lead the disoriented and thirsty to water caches and safety sites in the US-Mexican borderlands.

Devora Neumark on washing Tali Goodfriend?s hands in Lebanese olive oil outside the hotel where Colin Powell speaks to the Jewish National Fund, hands gliding over one another in the middle of an angry public protest.

Christian Nagler on writing an experimental novel while conducting an oral history of agricultural labor practices and migration patterns at the site of the Panamerican Highway in El Salvador.

Georgina Kleege on touch and blindness as she discusses Katherine Sherwood?s paintings of magic and the human brain, paintings that Sherwood began after her stroke ten years ago.

Eleni Stecopoulos on the healing quest as research and the complexities of cultural appropriation.

Amber DiPietra and Denise Leto on the collaborative connections of breath, body, pause, pain, and form.

Somatic Engagement is an exploration of how relation and support play out in breaths, steps, and touch.


Petra Kuppers
Associate Professor
English, Art and Design, Theatre, Women's Studies
University of Michigan
435 S. State Street, 3187 Angell Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
mobile: 734-239-2634
Artistic Director of The Olimpias,

New books!
Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape, on Olimpias practices (Palgrave, August 2011,
Somatic Engagement, an edited collection of artists on the poetics, politics and publics of embodiment (Chain Links, October 2011,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Urgent Post For Disabled Persons In Europe (Please Read And Retweet)

The State of the (European) Union on Disability: 6th December 2011

In a time of crisis: 80 million persons with disabilities in the Europe are dangerously excluded.

On Tuesday 6th December, the first State of the Union on Disability will be organised in Brussels. This important meeting hosted by President José Manuel Barroso gathered Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and Yannis Vardakastanis President of the European Disability Forum, the representative organisation of disabled people in Europe. We have discussed how to improve the lives of 80 million Europeans with disabilities and to guaranty their rights and freedom of movement.

This will be the first meeting of a series of EU Presidents Summits on Disabilities that will happen every two years. The main goal of this State of the Union is to make sure the European institutions are working together towards the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Concluded in 2010, this is the first human rights treaty concluded by the EU. It promotes the full participation of persons with disabilities in the society, including women and children with disabilities and their families.

Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the EDF will state: "When concluding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the EU institutions confirmed their commitment to persons with disabilities. In such a challenging time, this State of the Union send a strong signal. The EU leaders want the European institutions to walk in the same direction. Europe 2020, the Disability Strategy, and a legally binding Accessibility Act are all instruments to finally go from words to deeds. 80 million persons with disabilities want now to be included in this vision of Europe: nothing about us without us.

Vice President of the European Commission Viviane Reding, MEP Adam Kosa (EPP, HU) and leaders of the disability movement will also participate in the meeting.


José Manuel Barroso,  President of the European Commission

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum


Tuesday 6 December, 4pm,

At the Berleymont

Why is it important?

This is the first time the leaders of the disability movement are meeting the 3 Presidents.

In a challenging time of crisis, is the EU sending a social message?

The crisis is hitting persons with disabilities really hard in the EU a report says <> .

The austerity measures at national level needs to be adopted in consultation of persons with disabilities.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities is the 1st human rights treaty concluded by the EU.

Its implementation is urgent <>  and need a focal point on top of the EU Institutions.

Facts and Figures

We are 80 million Europeans with disabilities

This represents more than 15% of the population.


18% of European go to University.

Only 9% of Europeans with disabilities go to university


69% of all European have a job

Only 29% of European with disabilities have a job


62% of Europeans with disabilities are among the poorest persons in Europe


95% of public websites are not accessible to persons with disabilities


More figures are available online <>

About us

The European Disability Forum <>  is the European umbrella organisation representing the interests of 80 million persons with disabilities in Europe. The mission of EDF is to ensure disabled people full access to fundamental and human rights through their active involvement in policy development and implementation in Europe. EDF is a member of the Social Platform and works closely to the European institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

Contact EDF

Aurélien Daydé | | Mobile : +32 485 64 39 93

Sunday, December 4, 2011

In Memoriam: Carlos Clarke Drazen

It is my very sad duty to report that Carlos Clarke Drazen (@cdrazen on Twitter) passed away yesterday morning:
For those of you who never had the privilege of knowing Carlos, she was a vibrant, valiant, absolutely original and smart and wittily articulate individual, and as good a friend as one could ask for in this world.  She had a BA in Theatre and MA in Political Communication at SIU, as well as an MA in Disability and Human Development from UIC; at the time of her death she was writing her dissertation, combining media studies, race, and disability.  She changed my life and the lives of everyone who had the good fortune to know her.
Bruce Henderson
Professor of Communication Studies
Coordinator, Culture and Communication Program
Ithaca College
In the collection Blackness and Disability by the late Christopher M. Bell, Carlos Clarke Drazen wrote the concluding chapter titled Both Sides of the Two-sided Coin: Rehabilitation of Disabled African American Soldiers, which [quoting from the anthology's introduction] "traces treatment approaches for disabled U.S. veterans in the theaters of World War II and in the ongoing war in Iraq.  She illuminates how attitudes towards rehabilitation in the first instance were predicated on attitudes towards the Civil Rights Movement and the black freedom struggle.  Now, she suggests, treatment disparities are likely to be a result of entrenched racism as well as a misrecognition of what treatment specifically, and disability generally, signifies."
My condolences to her husband, Patrick, who is in the midst of arranging a memorial service.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mystified By the Concept of Narrative Prosthesis?

Mystified by the concept of narrative prosthesis?  Michael Davidson, in his book Concerto for the Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body, provides the following explanation:

In the humanities this social model has been accompanied by
significant readings of disabled characters in literature whose nontraditional
bodies are sites of moral failing, pity, or sexual panic. David
Mitchell and Sharon Snyder have described this analogical treatment of
disability in cultural texts as a "narrative prosthesis" in which a disabled
character serves as a crutch to shore up normalcy somewhere else. The
disabled character is prosthetic in the sense that he or she provides an illusion
of bodily wholeness upon which the novel erects its formal claims
to totality, in which ethical or moral failings in one sphere are signified
through physical limitations in another. In Richard Wright's Native Son,
for example, Mrs. Dalton's blindness could be read as a sign of the moral
limits of white liberal attitudes that mask racism. Wright is less interested
in blindness itself than the way that it enables a story about racial violence
and liberal guilt. In A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens does not use Tiny
Tim to condemn the treatment of crippled children in Victorian society
but to finesse Scrooge's awakening to charity and human kindness toward
others. By regarding disability as a "narrative prosthesis;' Mitchell and
Snyder underscore the ways that the material bodies of blind or crippled
persons are deflected onto an able-bodied normalcy that the story must
reinforce. Indeed, narrative's claim to formal coherence is underwritten
by that which it cannot contain, as evidenced by the carnival grotesques,
madwomen in attics, blind prophets, and mute soothsayers that populate
narrative theory.
(Page 176)

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Yelling Clinic Goes to Vietnam

Yelling Clinic needs your support!

As some of you know, in three weeks the Yelling Clinic goes from
california to Vietnam. Yelling Clinic is a disability arts collective
co-founded by artists Sunaura Taylor, Katherine Sherwood, Ehren Tool and
Chau Thuy Huynh.

Please checkout our Indiegogo Campaign:

Yelling Clinic is focused on issues of war, pollution and disability. We
are traveling to Vietnam to meet disabled activists and artists who have
been affected by the legacy of Agent Orange. Our goal is to raise awareness
about the human costs of war and war pollution around the globe, while at
the same time facilitating empowered discourses through which war
disabilities can be viewed. Yelling Clinic was born out of a desire to mix
artistic practice with community outreach, art instruction, and activism.
We are not traveling to Vietnam to teach or to offer charity, but instead
to learn from the disability activism that is happening there and to engage
in mutual conversation and creative projects around these issues.

We are asking for financial support as the details of this trip continue to
add up. We have our tickets and hotels covered thanks to other support, but
so much of what we are doing has yet to be funded. We could really use your

Here again is a link to our Indiegogo campaign, where you can learn more
about us, help us with financial support, and find out about the pretty
fabulous perks you can get by supporting us!

We are incredibly grateful to find that after only one day, a quarter of
our goal has been met! Thanks so much for your help!

You can learn more about us at

Thank you all and happy holidays!

Latest Issue of Review of Disability Studies Now Online

Check out the latest issue of the Review of Disability Studies: An
International Journa <>l<>.
This super double issue, Volume 7, Issues 3&4, features a forum on
employment edited by Stephanie Patterson and Pamela Block, as well as
additional research articles, creative works, book reviews, and disability
studies dissertation abstracts. Also check out the updated rds
facebook page<>,
and podcast <>.

The electronic version of RDS is free online. Print subscriptions start at
only $25.00 and you can subscribe online

*A table of contents for Volume 7, Issues 3&4 is listed below. Enjoy!*

Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal

Volume 7, Issues 3 & 4

Copyright 2011

Table of Contents

Editorial: Learning Stuff We Don’t Know

Megan Conway, Ph.D., Managing Editor

Forum: Disability and Employment


Guest Editors Stephanie Patterson & Pamela Block, Stony Brook University,
New York USA

Deserving of Charity or Deserving of Better? The Continuing Legacy of the
1834 Poor Law Amendment Act for Britain’s Deaf Population

Martin Atherton, University of Central Lancashire, Preston UK

“Useless”: Disability, Slave Labor, and Contradiction on Antebellum
Southern Plantations

Dea H. Boster, Columbus State Community College, Ohio USA

Electioneering and Activism at the Turn of the Century and the Politics of
Disablement: The Legacy of E. T. Kingsley (1856-1929)

Ravi A. Malhotra, University of Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Disability and Work in Colonial Ghana: Social Orthopaedics and the
Rehabilitation of Disabled African Soldiers during World War Two

Jeff D. Grischow, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Research Articles

Disability Studies Pedagogy: Engaging Dissonance and Meaning Making

Kathleen M Hulgin, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Susan O'Connor, Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

E. F. Fitch, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Margaret Gutsell, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Disability in the Far East: Japan’s Social Transformation in Perceptions of
People with Disabilities

Miho Iwakuma, Kyoto University, Japan

Paulo Freire, Disability, and Sociological Consciousness in a Southern
Metropolis: The Knoxville Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues

Matthew Randall West, The University of Alabama, Birmingham USA

Infusing Disability Culture into Multicultural Courses in Counselor
Education Programs

Sheri Ann Rawlings & Terri Longhurst, University of Wyoming USA

Creative Work

Ethnographing the Garden

Rama Cousik, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW),
Indiana USA

Book and Media Reviews

Moon on the Meadow: Collected Poems

Reviewed by Aimée Gramblin

Representing Disability in an Ableist World: Essay on Mass Media

Reviewed by Steven E. Brown

 The Power to Spring Up: Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Students
with Significant Disabilities

Reviewed by Frank R. Rusch

Dissertation Abstracts

Disability Studies Dissertation Abstracts

Compiled by Jonathon Erlen, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

*Megan A. Conway, Ph.D.*

*Assistant Professor, Center on Disability Studies
Managing Editor, Review of Disability Studies <>**
Training Coordinator, Students with Disabilities as Diverse Learners

Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1776 University Avenue, UA 4-7, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-6166 Fax: 808-956-7878 Email:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

[UK] FREE RIP public event on disability and eugenics, UWE Bristol 14/12

Subject: FREE RIP public event on disability and eugenics, UWE Bristol 14/12
>Royal Institute of Philosophy event in Bristol
>Experiencing disability:
>the right to be impaired versus the legacy of eugenics
>Date:14 December 2011
>Venue:Watershed 3, 1 Canon's Road Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX
>Venue Location:
>Time:18:00 to 19:30
>The UWE branch of the Royal Institute of Philosophy is holding a discussion on disability and the legacy of eugenics.
>Speaker: Christien van den Anker (UWE)
>Respondant: Alex McKeown (University of Bristol)
>Followed by an open discussion.
>Attendance is free and all are welcome
>If you would like to attend please contact Darian Meacham by emailing
>Cost: Free
>Contact: Darian Meacham

Call for Abstracts -- Disability Studies: Critical Issues and Future Developments

Call for Abstracts: Disability Studies: Critical Issues and Future

Edited by Matthew Wappett and Katrina Arndt

We are co-editing a collection of essays for  a book that provides an
overview of the history and sociocultural context for the development of
Disability Studies as a relevant and accepted field of scholarly inquiry,
and then presents key essays that explore developing/current issues within
the field of Disability Studies.  Our intent is to provide a retrospective
and prospective look at the field of Disability Studies and provide space
for the exploration of future directions in Disability Studies scholarship.
We anticipate that this text will be useful in introductory disability
studies courses and specialized sociology, psychology, education, history,
English, and other related social science and humanities disciplines that
intersect with disability studies and issues of corporeal/embodied identity

The book will be arranged thematically with short retrospective essays by
leading scholars in Disability Studies; these retrospective essays will be
paired with new, forward-thinking work by emerging authors and scholars in
Disability Studies and related fields.  We are interested in a wide
representation of authors including global perspectives and from other
fields of study that intersect with Disability Studies.

We currently are looking for essays that examine issues in the following

• Feminist perspectives on disability
• The geography of disability
• The intersection of disability, race, and poverty
• Embodiment and disability
• Historical and political discourses that inform contemporary disability

The timeline for completion of this project in 2012 is as follows:

• Abstract submissions – January 23
• Responses to all inquires – February 10
• First drafts due – April 30
• Feedback to authors – May 31
• Final draft due – July 31

If you are interested in contributing please contact us via email at and (please include both of us in your
reply).  Include an abstract of no more than 500 words describing your essay
and how it addresses one of the themes of this text.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AHEAD Conference, PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute to Join Forces in New Orleans


December 1, 2011

AHEAD Conference, PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute to Join Forces in New Orleans

AHEAD and PEPNet 2.0—two premier professional organizations—will combine their national conferences to provide attendees from the disability and education communities a broader array of training that can build institutional capacity to work with post-secondary students with disabilities. The two concurrent events will be held at the Sheraton Hotel Canal Street in New Orleans on July 9 – 14, 2012.

The Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) 35th annual conference offers attendees a diverse array of professional development opportunities covering issues relating to the full spectrum of disabilities.  AHEAD is the premiere professional membership organization for individuals developing policy and providing effective services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities in all areas of higher education. AHEAD has formal partnerships with 34 Regional Affiliates and many other professional organizations to advance equity in higher education for people with disabilities.  AHEAD promotes full and equal participation by individuals with disabilities in higher education, and supports the systems, institutions, professions, and professionals who participate in fulfilling this important mission.

The new Postsecondary Education Programs Network 2.0 (PEPNet 2.0) Training Institute will run concurrently with the AHEAD conference and will focus on issues, service provision, and best practices for working with postsecondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing and those with co-occurring disabilities.  PEPNet has 15 years of experience in the issues of working with these low-incidence disabilities and has recently consolidated four regional centers into one national center. PEPNet 2.0 will continue to provide technical assistance and personnel development to improve educational and employment outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Baseline data and information collected during the new five-year grant cycle will drive development of evidence-based resources to increase institutional capacity, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates for these students.

To leverage the resources offered by both organizations, to help stakeholders stretch tight budgets, and to deliver their respective information and training to the largest possible audience, AHEAD and PEPNet 2.0 have combined their conferences. Attendees at either event will have access to presentations at both conferences, meet and network with other postsecondary education and disability professionals from many disciplines, and view displays and vendor booths in a 30,000 square foot exhibition hall.

PEPNet 2.0, based at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is supported by a grant from the Research to Practice Division, Office of Special Education Programs and the U.S. Department of Education via grant award #H326D110003. The grant cycle began October 1, 2011 and runs through September 30, 2016.

Registration and other information about these events are available at <>  and <>

AHEAD and PEPNet 2.0 look forward to welcoming hundreds of interested professionals from across the country and around the world to New Orleans in 2012 to learn and share information that can enhance educational opportunities for professionals and consumers.


Stephan J. Hamlin-Smith

Executive Director


107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204

Huntersville, NC  28078


Catherine McLeod

Director – PEPNet 2.0

California State University Northridge

National Center on Deafness

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8267


Monday, November 28, 2011

Post Doctoral opportunity

Post Doctoral Trainee Opportunities in Translational and Transformational

Research to Improve Outcomes for Persons with Disabilities

The Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois
at Chicago is inviting applications from qualified candidates in any
relevant discipline for postdoctoral research training experiences in
research to improve health, employment, and community engagement and
participation outcomes for persons with disabilities. This interdisciplinary
post-doctoral program emphasizes preparing scholars to conduct research that
has real world impact..

The training program includes:  a) didactic preparation, b) close mentoring
by highly qualified researchers, c) immersion in ongoing research, and d)
field placement in carefully selected programs or organizations where
employment of disabled persons is being addressed. Trainees undergo a
structured and closely-supervised training process with a range of
opportunities for didactic and experiential training and with common
expected milestones.  Each trainee's program will be individually designed
to assure that the trainee has access to the most rigorous and relevant
concepts and research methodologies for his/her chosen focus for studying
vocational needs, services and outcomes.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. or M.D. degrees within the past
four years.  The length of the fellowship experience will vary.  Ordinarily,
it will be for one to two years.  Trainees receive a competitive salary and
full benefits, tuition support for any courses taken and a modest travel
budget. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and three reference
contacts.  Copies of relevant publications and a brief statement of research
experience and research goals must be provided for full consideration.

The appointments can begin any time.

Submit documentation to:

                                                  Tamar Heller, Ph.D.


                                                  Department of Disability
and Human Development (MC 626)

                                                  The University of
Illinois at Chicago

                                                  1640 West Roosevelt Road

                                                  Chicago IL  60608-6904



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Call for Papers: Volume 4 Critical Disability Discourse (CDD)

Call for Papers: Volume 4 Critical Disability Discourse (CDD)

York University’s Critical Disability Studies Graduate Student Program launched an academic journal in November 2009. Critical Disability Discourse is a bilingual, interdisciplinary journal, publishing articles that focus on experiences of disability from a critical perspective. The journal considers articles from graduate scholars in a variety of academic fields, but undergraduate students, activists, and community members/organizers are also invited to contribute. Critical Disability Discourse's goals are to provide emerging scholars an opportunity to contribute to the expanding field of critical disability studies and to gain exposure for their work in the public sphere.

Possible topics can include but are not limited to the following:

• Critical theory and disability: feminism, post-modernism, postcolonial theory, transnational analysis, Marxism, etc.
• History of disability: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Victorian Age, Industrial Age, etc.
• Law and public policy, and disability
• Qualitative and quantitative research pertaining to disability
• Education and disability
• Culture: disability-related popular culture, television, videos, blogs, arts, literature and film analysis
• Employment, market, workforce, and income security in relation to disability
• Disability-related topics in social sciences: psychology, sociology, geography, political science
• Assessment of accessibility accommodations
• Technology and disability

Submission guidelines are as follows:

1. Articles must critically address a question about an aspect of disability and offer a new angle of thought and insight; they should contribute to scholarship in the field of Critical Disability Studies. Articles must involve a critical argument, rather than be only descriptive.

2. Articles must be submitted in either English of French. Authors must consent to the translation of their articles for publication.

3. In submitting a manuscript, authors affirm that the research is original and unpublished, is not in press or under consideration elsewhere, and will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by the Journal.

4. Articles must be 3,000-7,000 words (including quotations, references, footnotes, tables, figures, diagrams, and illustrations).

5. In promoting inclusion and accessibility, the journal accepts and encourages tables, figures, diagrams, and illustrations within the article. However, all tables, figures, diagrams, and illustrations must include detailed written descriptions.

6. An abstract of 100-150 words should summarize the main arguments and themes of the article, the methods and results obtained, if the author’s own research was conducted, and the conclusions reached. A list of 5-7 keywords should also be included after the abstract.

7. We ask that authors are mindful of their language choices pertaining to disability and that they justify the use of controversial words.

8. Articles are peer-reviewed. Authors’ names and other identifying information must be removed in order to be sent to reviewers.

9. Authors are responsible for ethics approval for manuscripts by receiving approval from their own institutions. Proof of ethics approval (if applicable) should be provided to the Journal.

10. The Journal’s style generally follows the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; English spelling follows the most recent edition of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.

11. Manuscripts must be entirely double-spaced (including quotations, notes, references) in 12-point Times New Roman font.

12. The Journal accepts footnotes, but only sparingly.

To submit, please register as an author on our website and undergo the submission process. Registration is free. If you have any questions, contact the CDD Managing Editor, Catherine Duchastel, at

Submission deadline is February 1, 2012.

For more information and updates, please use the following links:

• Critical Disability Studies Students’ Association Homepage:
• Critical Disability Discourse Online Journal:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Need For Safety Carpeting

In my younger days, when I was a student at McGill University, in Montreal, I successfully advocated for the installation of safety carpeting inside all downtown campus buildings.  In winter, especially, wet floors are slippery; and some of McGill's older buildings—like its Arts building—have treacherous, marble floors.
I now think that all restaurants and medical buildings should be required by law to install or put safety carpeting inside their entrances. 
Last autumn, I entered a restaurant when the weather was a mix of rain and flurries, and my canes skidded on the wet entrance floor and I nearly fell.  Upset, I summoned the manager and suggested that he install safety carpeting inside that entrance. I was pleasantly surprised, when I finished my meal and was leaving the premises, to discover that a large piece of safety carpeting had been manually placed where I had requested.  I certainly did not leave without first thanking the manager for his quick response.
We are an aging society: many of us use canes, crutches, walkers, and wheelchairs.  We are frailer and our balance uncertain.  It's time for establishments to do the right thing and put safety carpeting inside their premises.  This common sense request, if adopted widely, will curtail falls, injuries,  and subsequent lawsuits.  It's simply the right thing to do.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Call For Media Review Submissions: Journal of Developmental Disability

Journal of Developmental Disability

Call for media review submissions

In 2008, the JODD dedicated a media column to critically examine
representations of developmental disability.  The column includes reviews
of both ‘old’ and ‘new’ media, encompassing submissions addressing
Internet, online websites, virtual forums, computer applications,
computer games and gaming sites, Youtube sites,  independent and popular
film and television programs, and print media. Through this column, we
seek to redress the absence of analyses attending to people labeled with
developmental disabilities and to interrogate current and emerging

We welcome submissions that take up media and developmental disability in
three distinct ways:

Specific work review: We accept reviews of specific media portrayals of
developmental disability, including books, artwork, television programs,
films, games, websites, Youtube videos and other specific examples of
media content.

Media trends: We are interested in identifying and documenting emerging
discourses in developmental disability in the media. This may include a
sharp rise in public discussions of developmental disability as evidenced,
for example, through a spate of films, news reports, books, promotional
campaigns and so forth addressing either a general or specific issue
pertaining to developmental disabilities or people who are so labeled.
Contributors are invited to trace and comment upon these trends and the
significance they may have both for people labeled with developmental
disabilities and the way developmental disability, normalcy, reason and
personhood are conceptualized.

Emergence of new media forms: Media has dramatically shifted its form and
reach with successive technological advances. The emergence of new media
technologies has broadened the opportunities for knowledge production,
reproduction, dissemination and consumption. Contributors are invited to
consider the symbolic and material implications of these innovations for
people with developmental disabilities.

Contributors are encouraged to address the following questions in their
How does the reviewed subject create new framings and understandings of
developmental disability?
How does the reviewed subject include or influence the voices of people
with developmental disability?
How does the reviewed subject create opportunities for addressing the
intersections of disability with race, class, age, gender and sexual

Who may submit a review?
We welcome contributions from those whose lives and work intersect with
developmental disabilities in diverse ways. We encourage contributions not
only from academics at any stage, but also from people labeled as having
developmental disabilities, their family members, friends and
practitioners. Collaborative reviews between academic and community
partners, family members, community groups, self advocates and other forms
of team contributions are very welcome.

Submissions should be between 2000 to 3000 words, word-processed, double-
spaced, using APA citation format. Please see (follow the links
to JODD) for more details about the formatting requirements.  For more
information please contact Esther Ignagni at or Ann
Fudge Schormans at

Monday, November 21, 2011

Register Now for Online Spring Course Advanced Seminar in Disability and Diversity Studies


Advanced Seminar in Disability Studies (DIS 687)

Taught by Megan A. Conway, Ph.D., Center on Disability Studies, University
of Hawaii at Manoa


A synchronous, online seminar offering in-depth explorations of compelling
topics related to the social, political, and economic integration of
individuals with disabilities and related academic disciplines. The course
includes instructor and guest lectures on disability studies topics, and
the opportunity for students to work with a faculty mentor to develop a
class session on a topic of their choosing. This is an elective course in
the five class sequence for a graduate, interdisciplinary Certificate in
Disability and Diversity Studies. The course is open to both current UH
Manoa graduate level students and individuals outside of the university who
hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree.


DIS 687 is a three unit, graduate level course. The cost of the course is
approximately $1300 but UHM Graduate Assistantship and Faculty/Staff
tuition waivers are accepted.

Requires attending live, online weekly sessions using Elluminate/Blackboard
Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:30pm Hawaii Standard Time (3pm-4:30pm PST).

Course runs from January 11-May 2, 2012.

UHM graduate students, faculty and staff register using CRN 85695.

Non-UHM students apply and register via the UHM Outreach College

CRN 3270 (non-Hawaii residents should pay resident tuition due to the
online format).


Email Megan Conway

Certificate Program Website

*Megan A. Conway, Ph.D.*

*Assistant Professor, Center on Disability Studies
Managing Editor, Review of Disability Studies <>**
Training Coordinator, Students with Disabilities as Diverse Learners

Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1776 University Avenue, UA 4-7, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-6166 Fax: 808-956-7878 Email:

[Event] Centre for Culture and Disability Studies Research Forum: Dr. Alex Tankard

Centre for Culture and Disability Studies

“There was something very peculiar about Doc”: Disability and Queer
Friendship in Representations of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp

Dr. Alex Tankard
University of Chester

Date: Wednesday 7 December 2011

Time: 2.15pm–3.45pm
Place: Eden 109, Liverpool Hope University

Nineteenth-century representations of “consumptive” gunslinger Dr John
Henry Holliday often expressed admiration rather than censure for his
unusually intense devotion to his friends. However, even in the 1880s and
1890s, Holliday was an object of curiosity for newspaper reporters shocked
to discover that, as well as being a fearless killer, Holliday was “a
victim of consumption” – a disabled man who emphasised rather than
concealed his physical delicacy and vulnerability, in the midst of an
overwhelmingly violent, macho society. Their expressions of astonishment
may hint at an underlying discomfort about Holliday’s status as an
aberration of frontier masculinity.
The confusion would only intensify over the decades as these complex
representations were reinterpreted and rewritten ever further from their
original cultural context. In the second half of the twentieth century,
film representations of Holliday demonstrated varying degrees of anxiety
and even homophobic suspicion about his friendship with lawman Wyatt Earp.
Most films are equally clumsy in their use of Holliday’s incurable illness
to explain (and thereby “straighten”) his peculiar willingness to risk his
life for Earp, desperately denying the homoerotic possibilities of their
relationship and ignoring the more subtle and complex ways in which
Holliday’s disability might shape his interaction with other men.
Dr. Tankard will suggest that queerness and disability converge at crucial
points in their story, and will discuss the ways in which representations
of Holliday as a disabled man who loved other men were censored, rewritten
and reimagined by twentieth-century writers and film-makers.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. David Bolt

Director, Centre for Culture & Disability Studies

Editor, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Lecturer and Recognised Researcher, Education

Founder, International Network of Literary & Cultural Disability Scholars


Telephone: 0151 291 3346

Office: EDEN 128

Postal address: Graduate School, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope
University, Liverpool, L16 9JD.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Call for Papers for Sessions on Disability-Related Topics at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association

Call for Papers for Sessions on Disability-Related Topics at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association

Real Utopias: Emancipatory Projects, Institutional Designs, Possible Futures

2012 Annual Meeting Theme: 107th ASA Annual Meeting, August 17-20, Denver, Colorado

Open to submissions from December 8, 2011 to January 11, 2012, 3pm EST

Section on Disability and Society
1. Disability and Social Policy in Times of Fiscal Austerity. In the wake of global economic crises, many nations have withdrawn and/or reduced public spending on social policies and programs, and as a result, restricted economic and social access for many, including people with disabilities. Given the role of social policies in ensuring equality of access (to schools, public transit, commerce, employment, social participation, and most recently, health insurance coverage), it is incumbent upon sociologists to interrogate the impact of these recent changes for people with disabilities. For this session, we welcome paper submissions that address: specific policies (i.e. Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, etc.), historical perspectives on social policy and disability, comparative intranational or international perspectives on social policy and disability, disparities in access or outcomes for people with disabilities (as a whole or specific sub groups) as a result of changes!
 in social policy. Session Organizer: Brian R. Grossman, San Jose State University

2. Disability, Technology, and the Built Environment. In keeping with the Annual Meeting’s theme of Real Utopias, this session will explore how technology and the built environment can both constrain and empower individuals with physical and mental impairments, and how inclusive technologies and environments that reflect universal design can be created and institutionalized. Session Organizer: Richard K. Scotch, University of Texas-Dallas

3. *Section on Disability and Society Roundtables (one-hour). Session Organizers: Robyn Brown, DePaul University
*Session will be 1-hour in length; followed by the Section’s 40-minute business meeting.

Friday, November 18, 2011

AXIS Dance Company: Don't Miss This!

ABC7 featured a panel discussion on the state of integrated dance in

There is still time to purchase tickets for two performances of the AXIS
Dance Company, the nation's premiere integrated dance company from
Oakland, California

Saturday, November 19 at 7:30pm | Sunday, November at 2:00pm

"There is no more defiant a land that I can think of than AXIS. They
showed me what dance could be"--Bill T. Jones

Prepare to leave all your preconceptions at the door. AXIS Dance Company,
one of the world's most acclaimed and innovation ensembles of performers
with and without disabilities, will change the way you think about dance
and the possibilities of the human body forever. Founded in 1987, AXIS has
become a jewel of the contemporary dance scene and the disability
community. AXIS has paved the way for a powerful contemporary dance
form-physically integrated dance.

Auditorium Theatre,
50 East Congress Pkwy,
Chicago, IL 60605 (800) 982-2787

4 Easy ways to purchase tickets:
Phone: 800.982.ARTS (2787)
Box office: 50 E. Congress Pkwy
Groups 10+: 312-431-2357

Theresa Pacione, M.S.
Bodies of Work
a Network for Disability Art and Culture
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dept. of Disability and Human Development
773 772-6092

Monday, November 14, 2011

Call for Submissions for a Special Issue of Mosaic: Blindness

Call for Submissions for a Special Issue of Mosaic: Blindness

This issue will bring together critical and disability theories to address historical and contemporary studies and interpretations of blindness across various genres, as well as studies of, to use Samuel Weber’s title words (in Institution and Interpretation), “The Blindness of the Seeing Eye.” We seek submissions relating to any of the following: blindness as disability; blindness in theory; exposition or exposé; architecture’s historical and contemporary engagements with light and sight; humanism; image; history and philosophy of the senses; sexual difference; autobiography; surveillance; spectacle; animal ethics; perception; psychoanalysis; prosthesis; weeping; vision and visuality; haunting; gaze; the frontal perspective.

Deadline for submissions: April 16, 2012.

If you would like to contribute an essay for review, please refer to the Submit an Essay section of our website

Founded in 1967, the year of Canada's centennial, Mosaic is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to publishing the very best critical work in literature and theory. The journal brings insights from a wide variety of disciplines to bear on literary texts, cultural climates, topical issues, divergent art forms and modes of creative activity. Mosaic combines rigorous scholarship with cutting-edge exploration of theory and literary criticism. It publishes contributions from scholars around the world and it distributes to 34 countries. In North America, Mosaic is read by subscribers in almost every state and province. It can be found in over 500 of the world's major university and college libraries.
Original Announcement:
Categories:Academia, Disability Research, History, History of Medicine, History of Science, Literature and Medicine, Medical Humanities, Philosophy, Psychology

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Invitation: The Raw and the Cooked An evening of Queer-Disability Culture

Access Living and Bodies of Work Present:

The Raw and the Cooked
An evening of Queer-Disability Culture featuring:

Alison and Riva: The Documentary
A film by Charissa King-O'Brien about Riva Lehrer's Collaboration with
cartoonist Alison Bechdel.

Comedy with Liz Carr
Liz Carr is the famous co-host of the comedy podcast "OUCH" on BBC
Radio UK. Come laugh with Liz's biting and irreverent take on the
funny side of disability.

This event is FREE and ACCESSIBLE: Sign Language Interpreters,
Narrative Description and Personal Assistants will be provided

See Riva's new portraits of Alison Bechdel and Liz Carr at Printworks Gallery
311 W Superior, Suite 105 Chicago
Opening: December 2, Friday, 5-8 pm
Exhibition: December 2, 2011 - February 4, 2012

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts
Council, a state agency; and by a CityArts grant from the City of
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Sandie Yi

Graduate Assistant
Bodies of Work: A Network of Disability Arts and Culture

Ph D Student, Disability Studies and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
Personal Artist's Website:

Rage, Revenge, Reflection: Over 350 years old; a play of our time John Milton’s Samson Agonistes

Victory Gardens Crip Slam and the University of Notre Dame present:
Rage, Revenge, Reflection: Over 350 years old; a play of our time
John Milton’s Samson Agonistes

Directed by Todd Bauer, Carolyn Demanelis and Ryan Belock

Performed by students from the Department of Film, Television and
Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.

Sunday, November 20 | 7:30pm | $10

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave

Milton’s classic Samson Agonistes has the flavor of Greek tragedy, but

stars a Biblical hero. Rather than raging against the Olympian
deities, Samson calls upon the Christian God to save him. Samson
Agonistes is Milton’s exploration of his own blindness, which makes
this play one of the most enabling texts by an author with a

Samson’s feelings about the rehabilitation process after becoming

blind are real. He’s angry, scared, he feels alienated from God, but
he moves to a place where his fighting spirit is back. He achieves his
greatest act as a warrior not in spite of his disability, but because
of his disability.

Join our community conversation on Embracing Theater Arts and

Disability from the Past, Present and Future with
Todd Bauer, Newberry Library; Stephen Fallon and Essaka Joshua,
University of Notre Dame
Carrie Sandahl, University of Illinois at Chicago; Mike Ervin, Crip
Slam, Victory Gardens Theater.

This event is accessible: Sign Language Interpreters and Audio

Description will be provided.

TICKETS: or call 773.871.3000 (TTY 773.871.0682)


Sandie Yi

Graduate Assistant

Bodies of Work: A Network of Disability Arts and Culture

Ph D Student, Disability Studies and Human Development

University of Illinois at Chicago
Personal Artist's Website:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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