Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Mass Communication and Media Arts


Brooten, Lisa; Needham, Jay; Pensoneau, S


This research paper alongside an audio documentary, Living In Our Space, explores from the perspective of four students with physical disabilities at Southern Illinois University (SIU) consistent issues of inaccessibility and its effects on students with disabilities at SIU. It explores what inaccessibility means for participants in this study and how it affects their lives. Data was gathered through the use of semi structured interviews and autobiographical accounts and analysed with thematic analysis and Invivo coding.