Computer-Mediated Communication and Disability
by Jennifer Gold
In the January 1997 issue of CMC Magazine, I briefly touched on the topic of computer-mediated communication and disability in an article entitled, "Does CMC Present Individuals with Disabilities Opportunities or Barriers?" Given the vastness of this topic, the January 1998 issue of CMC Magazine will be devoted to computer-mediated communication and disability.
We are seeking articles of high quality from a variety of perspectives, including those from consumers, researchers, teachers, specialists, clinicians, technology coordinators, university faculty, parents, and advocates. We encourage people with disabilities to submit articles. We are particularly interested in research articles and well-documented essays which provide examples of effective practice or first-hand experience with the issues raised below.
Articles are invited on the following themes, all related to individuals and students with disabilities. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
For those interested in contributing to this issue: Please send a highly-detailed paragraph or outline describing the contents of your intended article to special issue editor Jennifer Gold before November 1, 1997. Final articles will be due December 1, 1997.
For information about submissions, please consult the CMC Magazine editorial policies.
Jennifer A. Gold (Jgold@edc.org) is Research Assistant for the National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) located at Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts. She is a contributing writer for Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine.