Discussion Emerging from the 2020 NISO Humanities Roundtable
During the course of her presentation during the 2020 NISO Humanities Roundtable, Dr. Bethen Tovey-Walsh was asked for her recommendations of additional expert voices working in the field of accessibility. She referred initially to Tom Shakespeare (on Twitter as @tommyshakes) as a reliable and useful source of information, but subsequently followed up with a longer list of experts working in the field. Other participants, Margot Lyon of Atla and Rebecca Blakiston of the University of Arizona, contributed additional Twitter handles of those individuals actively engaged in advocacy.
We are listing all of those recommended in alphabetical order below:
@Imani_Barbarin Imani Barbarin writes "from the perspective of a black woman with Cerebral Palsy. She specializes in blogging, science fiction and memoir." Her website is https://crutchesandspice.com/
@derrickcogburn Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn is Professor in the International Communication and International Development Programs at the School of International Service and the Information Technology and Analytics Department in the Kogod School of Business at American University. He is Founding Executive Director of the AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP; http://www.idppglobal.org/) and the IDPP for the ASEAN Region.
@mattbc Matthew Cortland, Esq. is a healthcare lawyer and policy expert and writer from Massachusetts. His legal practice focuses on helping patients navigate the health care system, and his activism is dedicated to advancing the recognition of health care as a human right.
@elizejackson Liz Jackson is Curator of http://CriticalAxis.org - Founder of @DisabledListOrg - Liberatory Design Practices: Designer in Residence and Disability Studies at School of Visual Arts, New York City.
@itsLOLOlove Lauren Lolo is a Film Independent Nominated Actress for her role as Tracy Holmes in the critically acclaimed and John Cassavetes Award Winning film Give Me Liberty. Her website is https://www.sittingprettylolo.com/.
@DisabilityStor1 Aparna Nair teaches disability history, history of medicine, medical anthropology and disability studies at University of Oklahoma, Georg-August-Universitat and the Center for Development Studies.
@epicciuto Dr. Elizabeth Picciuto is currently an instructor associated with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
@annieelainey Annie Segarra creates weekly videos (as long as my health allows) on various topics that include my observations and experiences with body image, gender, race, LGBT+, disability, chronic illness, and mental health. Her YouTube channel may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/user/theannieelainey/featured.
@DrSamiSchalk Dr. Sami Schalk is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction. Her website is http://samischalk.com/.
@TommyShakes Tom Shakespeare a social scientist and bioethicist, an academic who writes and talks and researches mainly about disability, but also about ethical issues around prenatal genetic testing and end of life assisted suicide.
@LinguaCelta Dr. Bethan Tovey-Walsh is a PhD research student at Swansea University in Wales, U.K., working as part of the CorCenCC Modern Welsh-language Corpus project. She previously completed a DPhil in Anglo-Saxon literature, before working as a dictionary researcher and then as a content architect for dictionaries and scholarly publishing. Her website is: http://linguacelta.com/
@jaivirdi Jaiprit Virdi currently teaches at the University of Delaware as Historian of Medicine, Technology & Disability.
Note: Twitter handles and the information associated with each name were valid and active at the date of this writing, September 24, 2020.