Geographies of Disability

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Disability Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Studio 10, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Andrew Myers
Chairs: Andrew Myers


The Disability Specialty Group welcomes an array of papers that critically explore existing scholarship on geographies of disability, as well as prospective avenues for future research. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Technological applications to study issues of disability (e.g., GIS, fitness trackers)
• Assistive technologies
• Implications of future technologies on access and equity (e.g., autonomous vehicles)
• Spatial analysis of population trends and/or access to services
• Mapping and wayfinding (in)accessible features
• Intersections of identity (e.g. disability intersecting gender, class, race and/or sexuality)
• Disability, debility, and impairment in developing countries
• Disability across urban and rural environments
• Differential mobilities and accessibility
• Disabling contexts (e.g. militarism, nationalism/citizenship, capital)
• Disabling diseases and chronic illness (e.g. cancer, obesity, arthritis)
• Invisible disabilities
• Changing meanings of and terminology for disability
• Representations of disability in literature and media
• Disability as social sustainability
• Aging and caregiving
• Independent living and disability advocacy
• Methodological approaches, challenges, innovations


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Kourtney Johnson*, University of Montana, RTC:Rural, Christiane von Reichert, University of Montana, Lillie Greiman, RTC:Rural, University of Montana, Access to Independent Living Services for People with Disabilities across the United States: An Exploratory Network Analysis 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Susanne Zimmermann-Janschitz*, University of Graz, Sebastian Drexel, University of Graz, Antonia Dückelmann, University of Graz, Wayfinding for people with visual impairments using ArcGIS Web AppBuilder - ways2see in action 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Nancy Hansen*, University of Manitoba, Shifting Coordinates: Disabled Academics and the Barriers We Encounter 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Susanne Stenbacka*, Uppsala University, Rural disability narratives – empowering or disabling spaces? 20 11:00 AM

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