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Disability & Society

Disability & Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of disability studies. It was established in 1986 as Disability, Handicap & Society, obtaining its current name in 1994. It is published by Taylor & Francis and the editor-in-chief is Michele Moore. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 1.212, ranking it 42nd out of 98 journals in the category "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary" and 40th out of 69 in the category "Rehabilitation".

                                               

Disability History Association

The Disability History Association is an international non-profit organization that promotes the study of disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, the history of individuals or groups with disabilities, perspectives on disability, representations/ constructions of disability, policy and practice history, teaching, theory, and disability and related social and civil rights movements. The DHA defines both history and disability widely. This organization is both inclusive and international, reflected in its diverse topics and approaches. Membership is open to scholars, institutions and organizations, and others working in all geographic regions and all time periods. The DHA offers its members a community of active and interesting historians; access to its resources page, which includes a newsletter, conference information, sample syllabi, and helpful links; as well as an opportunity to help build an exciting field. As an academic organization, the Disability History Association strives to attract more professional and public attention to the importance of disability as a category of analysis and the histories of people with disabilities in the past and present. As the DHA website says:" This organization is both inclusive and international, reflected in our diverse topics and approaches. Membership is open to scholars, institutions and organizations, and others working in all geographic regions and all time periods.” The Disability History Association is an affiliated member of the American Historical Association AHA and the Organization of American Historians OAH to promote inclusivity of disability in the profession and discipline.

                                               

Rich Donovan

Rich Donovan is a global expert in business development issues surrounding disability and accessibility. He is best known for creating financial instruments that track the intersection of corporate profitability with corporate commitment to disability hiring and best practices. His Return On Disability Index is reported on Bloomberg and has been used as the basis of an Exchange Traded Note by Barclay’s Bank on the NYSE Arca Stock Exchange.

                                               

Infinite Ability

Infinite Ability is a special interest group on disability within the Medical Humanities Group of the University College of Medical Sciences. It was founded by Dr Satendra Singh in 2011. The main purpose behind the formation of the group was the promotion and coordination among medical persons with disabilities of medical humanitarian approaches that would focus on four competency-based learning objectives of narrative medicine: graphic medicine; interpersonal and communication skills; patient care, and professionalism. The mission of the group is to explore disability through disability studies and creativity and to achieve it the group organized the first ever Theatre of the Oppressed workshop for medical students in India. The group was also instrumental in organizing a unique Blind with Camera workshop for the visually impaired and blind students of University of Delhi in 2012. The workshop by Partho Bhowmick was followed by a two-week-long exhibition of photographs taken by visually impaired in accessible format. Dr Satendra Singh, founder of the group and Coordinator of the Enabling Unit, challenged the erroneous correlation of Jonas Salks birthday with World Polio Day. His publication in the journal Vaccine clears the air with appropriate references and contributes to correction of literature. His persistent advocacy also lead Medical Council of India to send directives to all the medical institutions in India to make the medical institutions accessible to persons with disabilities.

                                               

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