GEOGABLE, the international discussion list on geography and disabilities was started in 1995, following up on the disability and geography sessions organized by Vera Chouinard and Mike Dorn at that year's annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG).
Since 1995 the group has been growing steadily. At the 1997 AAG meeting in Ft. Worth, Texas, a number of geographers conducting research on disability issues decided to form DAGIN, the Disability and Geography International Network, and to move towards establishing a specialty group within the AAG.
At the 1997 meeting of the Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers (RGS/IBG) in Exeter, England, a day-long session on Disability and Geography was held which has resulted in the collection Mind and Body Spaces (Routledge 1999) edited by Ruth Butler and Hester Parr.
The Disability Specialty Group debuted with a slate of sessions at the Pittsburgh 2000 meeting of the AAG, and has sponsored plenary addresses by Simi Linton and Harlan Hahn and special paper sessions at the meetings in New York City 2001 and Los Angeles 2002.
A list of important specialty group documents can be found below. Much of the business of DAGIN and the AAG Disability Specialty Group is conducted through the GEOGABLE discussion list. We encourage folks who are interested in the specialty group to subscribe. The link below provides subscription information to GEOGABLE.
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