Traditional artists and artist organizations have begun to rethink and challenge the art experience, employing more accessible techniques such as incorporating braille and allowing for touch and smell. If we consider writing centers to be places of art, then we must ask: what assumptions do we make about our audiences? And how accessible is the art we create? This presentation will discuss how writing center artists and our larger organizations can challenge ableist traditions to create with accessibility and disability in mind. Topics of discussion may include tutoring pedagogy, design of conference presentations, conference planning, and publication formatting.
Dembsey, J. M. (2019, October). Art and ableism: An accessibility analysis of writing center pedagogy, conferences, and publications. International Writing Centers Association. Columbus, OH.