“Crip Pandemic Life: A Tapestry” — Accessible Publishing Workshop

Date / Time

February 15, 2023

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


UIC Institute for the Humanities 

1007 W. Harrison Street, 1st floor (Suite 153)

and via Zoom

RSVP on Eventbrite

Join the “Crip Pandemic Life: A Tapestry” editors and collaborators — Alyson Patsavas, Theodora Danylevich, Margaret Fink and Corbin Outlaw — to celebrate the special issue and for a workshop about cripping scholarly publishing.

“Crip Pandemic Life: A Tapestry” is a multimedia crip archiving project hosted as a special section of Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association. It contains creative, reflective and scholarly-adjacent contributions that leave evidence of crip lives and experiences in our pandemic context.

Building on a discussion about the issue itself, this workshop invites participants to share ideas, hopes and visions for more inclusive and hospitable editing, archiving and publishing protocols. Our conversation will materialize our own access archive: a collectively generated archive of access ideas and visions as a shareable resource towards formulating best practices for centering access in scholarly publishing settings and beyond.

This will be a hybrid workshop on Zoom with limited in-person spots at the UIC Institute for the Humanities. RSVP on Eventbrite.

COVID-19 Safety: Masking is required indoors for all classrooms at UIC, and will be required for this event. Masking is encouraged in passing areas of the building, so you may encounter people who are unmasked. If you have access needs that make it difficult or impossible to mask, we would love to welcome you via Zoom.

Access Info: We will have CART captions and ASL. The captions will be integrated into Zoom and projected with the Zoom on site. The ASL interpreter will be on site with a dedicated camera logged into Zoom. The Institute for Humanities space is located on the first floor and is equipped with two single-user, all-gender restrooms–one is also an ADA restroom. Contact dcc@uic.edu with any other access questions or requests!

In preparation for the workshop, you are invited to watch (or read or listen to) the “Crip Pandemic Conversation: Textures, Tools, and Recipes” roundtable and think about what it means to do disability studies work: For whom, why, and how are we — and how should we be — publishing, anyway? You may also simply reflect on your own experiences and needs and desires around access in scholarly publishing.

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