Accessible Peer Education: Analyzing Disability Literature in Conversation with Writing Center Scholarship

Codey Carr, Elliot Schena, Moira Tanedo, Occidental College


Occidental’s Writing Center Mission Statement emphasizes the importance of inclusive services, which includes ensuring that our services are accommodating of all learning needs. Our group will develop a literature review that explores the intersection between contemporary disability studies and writing center scholarship in order to gain greater insight and generate actionable plans for improving tutoring practices and underlying Writing Center philosophies. We will present our findings by employing guiding questions and themes in an asynchronous presentation, all of which leads to our primary objective: stimulating discourse within Writing Centers across Southern California as to how we can all work to make our centers more accessible for disabled students and advisors.

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