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(Dis)abling Comics, “Cripping” the Comic Con, and Accessible Technologies

2:00 pm EDT July 18, 2019   |   Organized by: Great Lakes ADA Center


Date/Time: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Webinar

Description: This webinar will feature Professor Diane Weiner discussing (Dis)abling Comics, an Honors seminar taught at Syracuse University, inspired by and based upon the disability-themed “Cripping” the Comic Con aka “CripCon,” the only symposium of its kind in the world. In Spring 2019, the course will be offered for the 4th time and the 6th annual “CripCon” will be coordinated by Prof. Wiener with a myriad university and community partners. Both the course and the symposium focus on disability arts and culture, and their implications, as underscored by:

  1. representations of disability as they appear in comics and related media

  2. comics and related media as produced by (dis)abled artists, writers, editors, producers, etc.

  3. the ways that these media are (and, in some cases, are not) accessible to divergent constituents, readers, and participants who have disabilities.


  • Required

  • Cost - Free

  • To register please click here - You must have an account and be signed in to complete your registration. For first time users you must create an account. This step is done only once and you will use the same account to register for different sessions throughout the year. After you create an account, you will immediately be able to register for any of our sessions.

Continuing Education

  • ACTCP - 1.5 credit hours

  • Certificate of Attendance - 1.5 credit hours

Diane Wiener

Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Diane earned her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, majoring in Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies and minoring in Anthropology. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Anthropology, also from the University of Arizona. She received a B.S. in Animal Science from Rutgers University and an M.S.W. from Yeshiva University. Diane is a founding member of the Syracuse University Contemplative Collaborative; she also serves on myriad other university committees, including the LGBTQA Justice and Advocacy Senate Committee. During the fall of 2016, Diane was appointed by Chancellor Kent Syverud as Co-Chair (with Barry L. Wells) of the University-wide Council on Diversity and Inclusion, reporting to the Chancellor, and continues to serve in that capacity with honor and gratitude.