Disability at Hogwarts
2:00 PM, Friday 9 Aug 2019 CDT (1 hour)
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center - Occamy Room (D170/172)
Can you cast silent spells in the Deaf community and wandless magic in sign language? How do disabled students manage Hogwarts's 142 staircases? Does Madam Pomfrey give Calming Draughts for students with more than exam anxiety? And what about less readily apparent disabilities and spoonies? How can (and do!) Hogwarts professors accommodate their students? Join the Walshes—who've grown up in a family influenced by both disability and the practice of medicine—for a discussion about making the wizarding world accessible to everyone.