Oxford DERN Disability Symposium, 7th May 2013

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

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 research.

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: http://oxforddernsymposium2013.wordpress.com/


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


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 dwight.kelly@wadh.ox.ac.uk for more information.

Dr Clare Barker
Lecturer in English Literature
School of English
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Phone: (0113) 343 4750
Email: c.f.barker@leeds.ac.uk

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