Department of Communication and Digital Studies

Virginia Libraries’ Disability Services and Website Accessibility

By Dillyn Scott Faculty Mentor: Professor Brenta Blevins This project examined the disability services and website accessibility features provided by Virginia libraries. According to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA), there is a “commitment to diversity and to accessibility of library and information services for all, including …

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Problematic Approaches in Communication Towards People with Disabilities

By Samantha Price Faculty Mentor: Professor Emily Crosby Through this video essay, I am hoping to draw attention to the problematic approaches in communication towards people with disabilities, but specifically invisible disabilities. In this video essay, I talk about the harmful effects of using war metaphors when talking about chronic illnesses, why inspiration porn is …

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Communication Within Video Game Communities

by Alexandra Johnson, Nina Bowen, Arthur Romps, Madison Turner Faculty mentor: Professor Adria Goldman For this research paper, we looked at how video game users are impacted by different communication methods within video games. More specifically, this presentation will discuss how we framed our questions for a survey to be sent out to miscellaneous University …

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