Caucus on Disability Issues: 
1998 Research Papers

Session Title: "(Re)position-ing disabled identity: Narrative moves to construct/deconstruct personal and political identities"

Bruce Dorries, Radford University,
"Taking their case to the highest court:
A case study of one family's fight for inclusion"

Darla Germeroth, University of Scranton
"Why the judge threw the double amputee's case out of court:
How sick humor reflects the (mis)identity of persons with limited mobility"

Kara Schultz, Bloomsburg University
"An 'appropriate education' in the 'least restrictive environment'? A Foucauldian analysis of the battle over educating deaf children"

Kathryn Wiss, Western Connecticut State University
"Cultural patterns of disability: Accounts by the disabled as avenues of social change"

Session Title: "Examining Communication and Disability"

Kim Wolfson, Communication consultant, Amhest, Mass. & Martin Norden, University of Massachusetts
"Film images of people with disabilities"

Bryan B. Whaley, University of San Francisco
"Toward more satisfying interactions for persons who stutter"

Michael S. Peters & Michael T. Dues, University of Arizona
"Critical communication contexts: Individual and relational adaptation"

Audra L. Colvert, Towson University
"Initial interactions with persons with disabilities: Review and conclusions of popular theory"*

Session Title: "Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Communication
and People with Disabilities:
Exploring Our Common Threads"

Kari P. Soule & Michael E. Roloff, Northwestern University
"Help between persons with and without disabilities from a resource theory perspective"

Dawn O. Braithwaite, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
"Communication in interpersonal relationships of people with disabilities"

Gary Kreps, Hofstra University
"Integrating people with disabilities into modern organizational life: A communicative critique of current implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act"

Susan A. Fox, Western Michigan University, Howard Giles, University of California, Santa Barbara, Richard Y. Bourhis, Universit du Quebec, & Mark P. Orbe, Western Michigan University
"Communication between people with and without disabilities: A review, critique, and expansion of interability communication theories"

Beth Haller, Towson University
"If they limp, they lead? News representations and the hierarchy of disability images"

Session Title: "Computer-mediated Communication Creates Cybercommunities for Chronically Ill and Disabled"

Susan Fox, Western Michigan University
"The uses and abuses of computer-mediated communication for people with disabilities"

Valerie Manno Giroux, University of Miami
"Cybersupport for chronic illnesses"

Susanne L. Williams, Moorhead State University
"Trying to say goodbye: Coping with death in an online support group for breast cancer"

Susan L. Kline, Ohio State University & Dirk Sheerhorn, Philadelphia School of Pharmacy
"Sculpting understandings about hemophilia and health: Hemophiliacs online"

Session Title: "Reading FDR's Disabled Body: Rhetorically Analyzing the 1932 Presidential Campaign"

Amos Kiewe, Syracuse University
"Disability, Deception, and Democracy: FDR's 1932 Presidential Campaign (Part 1)

Davis V. Houck, Florida Atlantic University
"Disability, Deception, and Democracy: FDR's 1932 Presidential Campaign (Part 2)

Session Title: "Visualizing Disability: Images and Access"

Jaclyn Packer, American Foundation for the Blind
"Descriptive video: Television enjoyment enhancement through access"

Patricia M. Sarchet, University of Buffalo
"Visual representations of polio and HIV"

Sue Ralph, University of Manchester, & Beth Haller, Towson University
"Cross-cultural images: Representations of assisted suicide in Britain and the U.S."

Session Title: "No Mountain Too High: Communicating the Abilities of the Disabled"

Hal O'Leary, National Sports Center for the Disabled
"The NSCD program for communicating with the severely disabled"

Damian Gregory, University of Miami
"Distinguishing between birth and trauma as causes of disabilities: Is Superman sending the wrong message?"

Session Title: "New Research Directions: Studies in Deafness and Communication"

Raed A. Mohsen, Lebanese American University
"The absence of Lebanese sign language in educating deaf students: The challenge of a disability"

Robert D. Harrison, Gallaudet University
"Does deafness belong in a diversity-intensive coursse in a university serving the deaf"

David R. Neumann and Rudolph R. Pugliese, Rochester Institute of Technology
"Computer-mediated communication apprehension: A comparison of deaf and hearing students"

Heidi M. Rose, Villanova University
"Deaf students identification with ASL literature"

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