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ERIC Number: EJ1178822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2329-4922
Reimagining Work: Normative Commonplaces and Their Effects on Accessibility in Workplaces
Konrad, Annika
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v81 n1 p123-141 Mar 2018
This article investigates how normative attitudes about work construct barriers to workers who are blind and visually impaired. The researcher collected narratives about rhetorical experiences from blind and visually impaired participants in the United States and analyzed accounts of these workplace interactions to identify rhetorical commonplaces that drive arguments about work. These commonplaces reveal the ableist assumptions that construct access barriers and constrain rhetorical possibilities for disabled workers' self-advocacy. The author proposes that business and professional communication students and practitioners should engage in collaborative approaches to flexible thinking and leadership necessary for reimagining work in ways that promote accessibility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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