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Intervening in the Accessible: Reassembling the Social in Disability Studies

At the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society of Disability Studies (Minneapolis, June 2014), Jody Cohen, Anne Dalke, Kevin Gotkin and Clare Mullaney explore the gradations, shades and registers that mark both differences and similarities and open up disability into a capacious intellectual brainspace.   If disability is not just disability, or if disability is less a noun (an ascribed set of traits) than a verb, something through which we move (again and again) both in and out, like a needles and thread, then, they ask, how might this point us toward an alternative vision of “access”?