Facts On File and the advisors for the Encyclopedia of American Disability History are looking for contributors.
• This three-volume reference work will cover basic information on important events, issues, developments, laws, biographies, and related topics in American Disability History. Entries on significant historical themes and concepts—including civil rights, war, public policy, citizenship, media, institutions, education, and technology—will examine both practical and theoretical factors, as well as demonstrate the deeper meaning of the lived experience of disability. Each entry will illustrate the subject within an historical context, and show that while disability has existed throughout American History, disability is neither a fixed nor static concept but one whose definition and understanding have changed markedly from era to era.
• Because accessibility is a major issue in Disability History, the entries in this reference will accommodate a broad, diverse audience, from high school students to general readers, to individuals who assist people with disabilities. Clear language, accessible prose, and coherent, balanced, jargon-free interpretations are essential for every article.
The editors of this encyclopedia are currently seeking contributors for a wide range of entries.
The following is a sample list of available entries:
Air Carrier Access Act, 1986
American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today
Boone, "Blind" William
Council for Exceptional Children
Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1975
E.R. [television show]
Gulf War Syndrome
King Gimp (1999)
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
National Paraplegia Foundation
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Passing of the Great Race (Grant)
• Authors interested in contributing to this important project should contact Dr. Susan Burch for further information and details regarding the full list of entries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: 202 651 5652
Susan Burch, Ph.D., editor-in-chief
Catherine Kudlick, Ph.D.
Katherine Ott, Ph.D.
Penny Richards, Ph.D.
Carrie Sandahl, Ph.D.
Sue Schweik, Ph.D.
Richard Scotch, Ph.D.
Steve Taylor, Ph.D.
Susan Burch, Gallaudet University
History and Government Dept.
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington DC 20002
FAX: 202 651 5652 Email: email@example.com
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