CFP: Disability Issues Papers & Panel Proposals (2/15/06; NCA, 11/16/06-11/19/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen LeBesco
contact email: 

Disability Issues Caucus, National Communication Association
Annual Meeting: November 16-19, 2006, San Antonio, TX

Katie LeBesco, Department of Communication Arts, Marymount Manhattan
College, 221 East 71st St., New York, NY 10021. Email:

Deadline: February 15, 2006

The Disability Issues Caucus invites research papers and program proposals
exploring any aspect of issues related to disability and communication,
and it especially encourages programs that will promote participation by
people with disabilities. The Caucus invites innovative or alternative
formats as well as more traditional paper and panel presentations.

Research papers should include a 50-75 word abstract. We will present an
award to the top "Debut" paper accepted by the Caucus. Authors who qualify
for this award and wish to be considered must clearly include "DEBUT
 PAPER" on the cover page. A "Debut" paper is one written by an author who
has never presented at a major scholarly convention. A Top Paper award
will also be given to the top submitted paper for the 2006 convention.
Papers must be typed, double-spaced, use 12-point font, and be no longer
than 30 pages. Authors must remove their name and any other identifying
information from their paper submission so that review may proceed

Program proposals should include a cover page with the title of the
program and full identification of each of the participants. Traditional
Panel proposals should include titles and 150-word abstracts of each paper
or presentation and a 150-word rationale for the program. Alternative
Panel proposals should describe the panel in 150 words and provide a
150-word rationale for the alternative format. A statement committing all
proposed participants to attend should the program be accepted must
accompany all panel proposals.

All those submitting papers or panels must complete the online
registration of submissions at If you are a person with a
disability and need assistance in this process, please contact Katie
LeBesco, the unit planner.

Presenters should be prepared to perform accessible presentations that (at
minimum) provide hard and large print copies (17 point font or larger),
use delivery that will accommodate ASL translation, and incorporate audio
description of visual images as necessary.

For further information on submissions, please refer to "How to Submit
Papers and Panel/Program Proposals" on the NCA web site at: Presenters wishing to
use audio-visual equipment must specifically request the equipment they
wish to use when submitting a paper or panel proposal.

For further information on the Caucus, please see our website at: The general website for NCA is


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