Values such as 'access' and 'inclusion' are unquestioned in the
contemporary educational landscape. But many methods of addressing
these issues - installing signs, ramps, and accessible washrooms -
frame disability only as a problem to be 'fixed.' The Question
of Access investigates the social meanings of access in
contemporary university life from the perspective of Cultural
Through narratives of struggle and analyses of policy and
everyday practices, Tanya Titchkosky shows how interpretations of
access reproduce conceptions of who belongs, where and when.
Titchkosky examines how the bureaucratization of access issues has
affected understandings of our lives together in social space.
Representing 'access' as a beginning point for how disability can
be rethought, rather than as a mere synonym for justice, The
Question of Access allows readers to critically question their
own implicit conceptions of disability, non-disability, and