Venue: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Event Date/Time: Nov 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 30, 2011
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Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that privileges the experiences, perspectives, rights and leadership of disabled people. It focuses on understanding disability within a social justice framework, and encourages the exploration of disability issues across a wide range of disciplines as well as different socio-cultural, political, economic, historical, legal, and educational contexts.
The aim of this inaugural conference is to provide a forum for people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to share their knowledge and research with others. We warmly welcome the participation of:
« People with impairments, family/whānau, support people
« Educators, practitioners, service providers
« Legal, business and community representatives
« Policy makers, government employees
« Researchers, students (including school, undergraduate and postgraduate students)
« Anyone who has an interest in disability and social justice matters
The conference theme, Every Body In, is deliberately broad, in the hope that presentation topics and means of delivery will reflect the diverse nature of Disability Studies.
As well as impressive line-up of international Keynote speakers, the conference will offer innovative and creative presentations that reflect a wide range of experiences, knowledge and research regarding disability matters in national and international contexts. The conference will be structured to encourage participants to meet and interact within and across particular interest and sector groups.
Keep checking the website for updates, Call for Papers and Registration information.
We hope you will be able to join us in Dunedin, in November 2011.

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