Talks by Mark Willis
Re-Imagining Accessibility is a series of talks scheduled in April 2007. It also is an ongoing project exploring a blind writer’s pursuit of lifelong learning, literacy, and access to information technology. Without spurning the legal framework provided by fair use in copyright law and reasonable accommodation in disability law, now is the time to look beyond rights-based strategies to expand the means and meanings of accessibility. Re-Imagining Accessibility affirms that people with disabilities are actively engaged in the work of making adaptations and negotiating accommodations. This represents a significant form of cultural production. It is creative work, and its energies, insights, and experiences need to flourish in any vision of an emerging Creative Age.