Social and medical models of disability;
Key concepts and terminology for understanding digital disability;
How social media is changing representations of disability;
The opportunities and challenges of representing disability online;
How memes and viral content are being used by disability activists;
How the tools of digital accessibility can benefit all media users.
In Disability and Digital Media , we will explore the relationship between digital technologies and disability in the Internet age.We will consider:
the evolving impact of social media on representations of disability;
the politics of experiencing, embodying, and discussing disability online;
the presence of disability in memes, viral content, and online culture; and
the role of accessibility in the digital world.
Module 1: Introducing digital disability
Module 2:Disability and social media
Module 3: Accessibility and the digital world
Module 4: Thefuture of digital disability