The Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession is charged with considering the needs and interests of scholars who have disabilities and with addressing issues of accessibility at the convention and other matters the committee may identify.

Specifically, the committee will provide ongoing advice to the MLA staff about services to be provided to disabled persons at the annual convention. It will encourage awareness of technological innovations and workplace conditions that serve the needs of scholars with disabilities. It will address concerns about professional accessibility and advancement for scholars with disabilities and generally encourage nondiscriminatory practices in the profession.

The committee will also address issues surrounding scholarship in the field of disability studies. In particular, it will assist in a review of how the MLA International Bibliography provides access to work in this field and will make recommendations for improvements.

To view a list of the committee’s members, please visit the MLA Web site.

Staff liaisons: Karin L. Bagnall and Terrence Callaghan (

Click here to view the committee notebook.

This is a private group. To join you must be a registered site member and request group membership.