The signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990 did much to bring the disability movement into the public consciousness and discourse in the U. S. It also served to crystallize and further energize the disability community. Nowhere is this more evident than on the World Wide Web. I examined three representative or exemplar disability sites as narrative texts, in which web authors construct for and with visitors representations of disability. The sites represent three distinct, yet overlapping, images of disability: disability as pragmatics, disability as politics, and disability as community.
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