DISABILITY STUDIES: EVERY BODY IN
Many thanks to everyone who made Every Body In such a success. Conference proceedings can now be collected from this site:
The Conference Organising Committee
The registration desk will be open on Sunday 27 November from 3.00pm until 8.30pm.
It will re-open at 8.30am on Monday and will remain open for the duration of the conference. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance
Registration Desk 03 470 3482
After Hours 027 424 209
St David Lecture Complex, University of Otago, St , Dunedin New Zealand
Sunday 27th November – Wednesday 30th November 2011
WHO - Keynote Speakers:
President of Rehabilitation International.
Former National President of the Assembly of People with Disabilities.
Professor Patricia O'Brien
Chair in Disability Studies & Director, Centre for Disability Studies University of Sydney.
Formerly Foundation Director, National Institute for Intellectual Disability, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Tom Shakespeare
Author, social scientist, bioethicist and editor of the World Report on Disability; Member of the World Ethics Review Committee, World Health Organisation, Geneva
Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that focuses on the experiences, perspectives, rights and leadership of disabled people. Interpreting disability within a social justice framework, Disability Studies 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 (e.g., different life experiences, professions, research/academic disciplines, government/business/community organizations) to share their knowledge and research with others. It is also intended to host a trade exhibition showcasing new technology.
The expected outcomes are:
- The development of a Disability Studies community/interest group in New Zealand.
- To establish & consolidate linkages between university & the disability community.
- The formation of research alliances among local, national & international researchers, and the identification of new research initiatives.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
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
Kerry Buchan, Conference Manager
Ph +64 3 4554227
Mobile +64 27 4242097
FAX +64 3 4795873