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As mentioned on March 13 the latest issue of Disability Studies Quarterly contains a forum on disability blogs. It has gone live today here:

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Watch next month's Disability Studies Quarterly for A Roundtable on Disability Blogging. In it you will find some of my favorites:

Ruth Harrigan
Wheelie Catholic

The Goldfish
Diary of a Goldfish

Darren Hillock
Get Around Guide

Kay Olson / Blue
The Gimp Parade

Alicia "Kestrell" Verlager
The Blind Bookworm Blog

Wheelchair Dancer
The Wheelchair Dancer

Emma Crees
The Life and Times of Emma

Stephen Kuusisto
Planet of the Blind

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What do you do when the reality you experience is not reflected in the arts and culture that surround you? The answer given by the founders of Breath & Shadow journal is to create a publication that gives voice to people with disabilities.

Over at Wheelchair Diffusion there is a frank discussion going on about wheelcchairs, legs, and accessibility in general. See The Reality - Wheelchairs, It Ain’t Just Legs.

Analise da Programa de Roteirizacao

Que sera o resultado da confluencia destes dois correntes turisticos no Brasil?

Regionalizacao �

o ordenamento da oferta tur�stica com �nfase no turismo integrado, tendo, por princ�pio, a descentraliza��o. Seu objetivo � motivar o visitante a permanecer na regi�o, oferecendo-lhes uma gama de atrativos.

Inclusive Destination Development �

o ordenamento, por os princ�pios de desenho universal, da infrastrutura e oferta tur�stica a um turismo sem barreiras ao nivel de destino ou regi�o. Seu objetivo � atrair o visitante ja disposto a permanecer na regi�o.

O comportamento consumidor da turitsta portador de deficiencias fisicas foi divulgado nas obras de Simon Darcy e Eric Lipp. A nova pesquisa da ultima se publicara em maio 2005. O que chama a aten��o � a disponibilidade de recursos financeiros aliado ao desejo dos portadores de necessidades especiais de viajar. Este fato despertou a ind�stria tur�stica mundial deste mercado tur�stico espec�fico.

Exemplos de s�nteses de roteiriza��o existentes em outros pa�ses, adaptados ao Desenho Universal, forne�am modelos para o Brasil no Programa de Roteiriza��o.

O Brasil esta pronto.

O que ser� desenvolvido? H� oportunidade de palestrar sobre o assunto em junho no Sal�o de Turismo 2005 - Programa de Roteiriza��o, a ser realizado em S�o Paulo.

Update 2: Call for Papers - RDS

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The fourth topic area in the Review of Disability Studies call for papers deals with Universal Design. It is in this area where definitions of disability come into play and where the rich history of designed responses is chronicled.

Valerie Flethcer, Executive Director of Adaptive Environments, provides us with this helpful orientation to Universal Design. This is the starting point for articles submitted in the fourth topic area:

Update 1: Call for Papers - RDS

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The goal of this forum is to publish a scholarly volume that inserts the current dialogue on inclusive travel into the field of Disability Studies and provides foundational argumentation for ongoing study of the phenomenon. It also seeks to provide a multilingual review of the existing literature.

This forum singles out four areas for exploration that are of interest from a Disability Studies perspective:

  • The history of inclusive travel (travel accommodating those with disabilities)

  • The impact of travel on self-identity and disability culture(s)

  • The representation of travelers with disabilities in the myth and practice of the travel and hospitality industry

  • The place of Universal Design in the sustainability of inclusive travel
  • These areas might be broken down as follows:

    Travel & Disability Forum -- Review of Disability Studies -- Spring 2005

    I am pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the scholarly forum Travel and Disability.

    Papers are sought in one of four categories:

    The Dialogue on Sustainable Development

    The dialogue on sustainable development will benefit from an expanded view of who we develop for. That is, as we adopt the UN definition of disability new opportunities and design solutions will become apparent.

    Disability must be seen as in a lifetime context - predictable at certain life stages (i.e. childhood, seniority, recovery from injury, etc.) and not simply the domain of those stigmatized as "disabled." Indicators of Sustainable Development will then include such basics as Universal Design and Visitablity under the topic "Housing" and metrics for measuring the population characteristics of those with disabilities.

    With a more coherent approach the links to sustainable tourism will be apparent. A hopeful sign is the introduction of regular statistical studies of human functioning and disability by the UN.