I’m Sarah Lewthwaite, I’m a disability studies and new media researcher. I recently received my PhD at the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Nottingham in the UK. My PhD researched students experiences of disability and social networks in higher education.
This is my blog 32 Days Remaining. My research and interests continue to flow from my PhD. In addition, I focus on the intersection between disability studies and human computer interaction, the sociology of (in)accessibility and developing accessible digital research methods.
In particular I’m interested in the ways in which Web 2.0 is changing and perpetuating disability and engaging design and developer communities with theory from disability studies, to enhance current practice and help make the web a better place.
This blog documents my reflections on methods, PhD processes, and my wider research community. . I’m a member of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) and the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) . I’m currently working as a consultant researcher on MyUI, an EU project.
This blog features a mix of ingredients. There is an automatic podcasting service Odiogo I have attached to this site, which can read my blog posts to you. There is also an RSS feed available if you want to access content through a different viewer.
Finally, please note that the views expressed here are mine and do not represent the views of any company, institute or organisation with which I am associated.