Welcome to Disability Writes by Andrew Lucchesi

About Andrew Lucchesi

I am a PhD student and college writing teacher, living and working in Harlem, New York. My research focuses on issues of diversity and inclusion in public colleges and universities. As a teacher, I specialize in using a mix of digital technology and responsive, student-centered practices to promote welcoming and engaging writing environments. As a researcher, I am investigating the history of disability access programs in public colleges and universities, from the earliest programs in the 1940s to the present.

I regularly present my research at national conventions, including the Modern Language Association, the Conference on College Compassion and Communication, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators. I also frequently give workshops for faculty across a range of disciplines on topics including writing-intensive assignment design, uses of digital technology in the classroom, and Universal Design for Learning.

You can find out more about my past education, professional achievements, and teaching experience by exploring the Academic Portfolio page.

Learning/Doing Blog

This blog features current projects, drafts-in-progress, personal musings, and self-published versions of conference presentations.

Recent posts:

Learning/Doing Blog

  • Quick post on OCR and PDF recognition March 19, 2014
    I’m sitting at the Wednesday workshop “Breaking Down Barriers and Enabling Access: (Dis)Ability in Writing Classrooms and Programs” and in a small roundtable we’re talking about accessibility of written materials for those who use screen readers. One important tool is Optimized Character Recognition. When you scan a document to share with students, you can scan it ...
  • Reflections and Plans: 3 week check-in September 21, 2013
      I’ve been working on my lists for three weeks now, and I thought it felt about time for a checkin and self evaluation. I’ve written seven reading response posts and tried a few different formats, with differing results. I have also dealt with a range of text styles which have challenged me, including multimodal webtexts, ...

Annotated Bibliography

This section contains semi-structured reviews of scholarly books and articles. It began as a study tool for my oral exams, but since I passed that hurdle in 2014, I have continued to use it to gather my thoughts on recent scholarship. Feel free to recommend books or articles for me to review via email or Twitter.

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