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Thursday, August 5, 2010

What Diah Has Shared: Special Issue of Disability Studies Quarterly

Topic: Mediated Communication

Guest Editors: Jeremy L. Brunson and Mitchell E. Loeb

Individuals who experience disablement are often left without complete participation in the society in which they live. This can take different forms and have varying consequences depending the specific type of disability and the environmental accommodations that are available.

Individuals whose communication modality differs from the rest of society are often dependent on assistive technologies to facilitate their communication or an intermediary to communicate on their behalf in order to fully participate in society. This Special Issue of Disability Studies Quarterly will focus on mediated communication.

Submissions can include but are not restricted to:
• Theoretical/ empirical papers
• Cultural/social commentaries
• Creative works
• Book/film reviews
• Policy/legal analyses

Mediated communication is a cross-cutting subject area that can be explored through literal applications, such as sign language interpreting for deaf people, the use of communication boards and facilitated communication for autistic individuals or individuals with intellectual disabilities; or more figurative/creative representations. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit an abstract by December 15, 2010. Authors will be notified by January 15, 2011 with an anticipated publication date of fall 2011.

Submissions can be sent to: jeremy.brunson@ gallaudet. edu and

Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers, and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities. It represents the full range of methods, epistemologies, perspectives, and content that the multidisciplinary field of disability studies embraces. DSQ is committed to developing theoretical and practical knowledge about disability and to promoting the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society.

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