This website represents the CCCC Disability Studies Standing Group (formerly the Disability Studies Special Interest Group). is a website for, and about, people studying, teaching, and researching at the intersection of disability studies and rhetoric/composition. The url for this site – “disability rhetoric” – speaks to those of us in rhetoric who “do” disability studies, and also challenges the idea that discussions about language and disability are “just rhetoric.”
This website is currently being updated, but feel free to look around.
This site was created in 2009, and grew out of the Disability Studies Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Conference on College Composition (CCCC), which formed in 2008 and continues to meet each year. At the first SIG meeting, Amy Vidali provided a packet that might be helpful. [more history to come, including our many leaders]
The site identity DR logo (located next to the URL of your browser) was designed by Ariadne Diaz-Marroquin.