The Review of Disability Studies (RDS) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that is targeted towards any person interested in disability studies. We have readers and authors from all over the world. We accept submissions in English of a scholarly nature covering a range of disciplines within disability studies as well as creative works expressing ideas in the area of disability. Submit a proposal to be published in the next #RDSJ at

Published: 2021-07-01


Editorial: Lessons Not Lost

Raphael Raphael
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Global Perspectives Editorial

Hemachandran Karah, Sona Kazemi
Abstract 183 | PDF Downloads 83 WORD Downloads 78

Research Articles and Essays

“Nothing About Us Without Us”: Involving People with Dementia in Qualitative Research

Margaret Oldfield
Abstract 1289 | PDF Downloads 303 WORD Downloads 108

DPO membership has immediate transactional benefits as well as personal impact

Nicole Butcher, Prerana Singh, Nathan Grills, Fairlene Soji
Abstract 5557 | PDF Downloads 124 WORD Downloads 91

Creative Works

Poems by Glenn Merrilees

Glenn Merrilees
Abstract 111 | PDF Downloads 61 WORD Downloads 78

Global Perspective on Disability Studies

A Theatre Production by Acid Attack Survivors

Sona Kazemi
Abstract 191 | PDF Downloads 83 WORD Downloads 62


Notes from the Field

RDS Journal Call for Proposals Special Issue: Disability and Film and Media

Beth A. Haller, Lawrence Carter-Long
Abstract 318 | PDF Downloads 89 WORD Downloads 74

Course Announcement: Literary and Cultural Disability Studies: An Exploration

Hemachandran Karah
Abstract 183 | PDF Downloads 68 WORD Downloads 66

Summer 2021 Disability and Diversity Calendar: Calls, Awards, Conferences

Genesis Leong
Abstract 147 | PDF Downloads 115 WORD Downloads 67

Hello from PHAME Academy

Jenny Stadler
Abstract 105 | PDF Downloads 51 WORD Downloads 66

Disability Activism and Advocacy Resources: We Can Do This

Pat Morrissey
Abstract 148 | PDF Downloads 61 WORD Downloads 82

Dissertations and Abstracts

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