Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies publishes peer-reviewed original articles that advance research in the multidisciplinary, international field of disability studies.

All content is totally open access. The CJDS never charges any processing or publication fees, and is free and open to the public. This ensures that scholarship in the CJDS reaches the broadest possible audience, with no barriers for authors, institutions, or readers. The journal also advocates for Open Accessibility, ensuring that all content is fully accessible.

The journal embraces a wide range of methodologies and perspectives, values collaborative and cross-disciplinary work, community partnership, and creative approaches to scholarship.

Research in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies will be of interest to scholars and students from across all academic disciplines, as well as anyone involved in disability arts, advocacy, community organization or policy.  The journal foregrounds a critical disability studies perspective, committed to disability rights.

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Call For Proposals: Telling Ourselves Sideways, Crooked, and Crip

We seek submissions that engage in playful, non-normative, experiential, and experimental formats and that use such (de)compositional forms to create/explore crip knowledges, enactments, aesthetics, and corporealities.  
Posted: 2015-05-05 More...

Call For Proposals: Handicap et Cultures Francophones

Numéro spécial de la Revue canadienne des études sur l’incapacité axé sur les personnes en situation de handicap dans le contexte culturel francophone.  
Posted: 2014-11-20 More...

Call For Proposals: Disability and Francophone Cultures

This special issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies will focus on disability within Francophone cultural contexts.  
Posted: 2014-11-20 More...

Call For Proposals: “Law, Religion and Disability”


Call for proposals for a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies.

Posted: 2014-09-10 More...
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Vol 4, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents


Ontario’s Institutional Cycle: Considering the Relationship Between Fictional Narratives and Policy Discourses in the Construction of Mental Disability PDF HTML
Karen McCauley, Duncan Matheson 1-34
Navigating Post-Secondary Institutions in Ontario with a Learning Disability: The Pursuit of Accommodations PDF HTML
Cameron McKenzie 35-58
Examining ‘Inspiration’: Perspectives of Stakeholders Attending a Power Wheelchair Soccer Tournament PDF HTML
Michael Cottingham, Joshua R. Pate, Brian Gearity 59-88
More Than Voting Booths: Accessibility of Electoral Campaigns for People with Disabilities in Ontario PDF HTML
Mary Ann McColl, Alexandra Giancarlo, David W. Shannon, Ulysses Patola 89-110


Review of Dea Boster's African American Slavery and Disability PDF HTML
Dustin Galer 111-113
Review of Alison Kafer's Feminist, Queer, Crip PDF HTML
Eliza Chandler 114-118
Review of the Film Wretches and Jabberers PDF HTML
Estée Klar 119-124
Review of Sally Chivers' The Silvering Screen PDF HTML
Katie Aubrecht 125-129