Preface

Layout

This website has seven tabs spanning horizontally across the main menu. For the sake of this explanation of layout, we’ll work from left to right. The “Home” tab includes three drop-down options: “Foreword,” “Preface,” and “Introduction.” The “Foreword” is by Elaine Gerber, a scholar, teacher, and advocate who carefully studies the intersection of food and disability. The “Preface” details the layout of the site and offers a note on language. The “Introduction” explains our original plan for the site and how it’s come together despite our critics.

There is also a tab called “Recipes.” From that tab, you can find five drop-down tabs: “Breakfast,” “Soups and Salads,” “Sides,” “Dips and Dressings,” “Dinner,” and “Dessert.” Select one to start exploring your options. We have fifty different recipes to choose from, and the aim is to give you enough basic skills and knowledge in the kitchen to become a comfortable and flexible cook.

The “Tip Sheets” tab is made for quick and easy dissemination of information. We have tips of many different types that you can easily print or email to friends. The idea is to provide you with something short and sweet that you will be able to commit to memory or try out on a weekly or even daily basis.

The “Resources” tab is filled with external links and in-person resources that we found helpful. It includes links to articles, blog posts, and Youtube videos about accessible food and cooking.

The “Learn More” tab highlights scholarly pieces about food studies and disability studies. The eight pieces we offer are from a special edition Disability Studies Quarterly; however, if these eight don’t satisfy your hunger for new information, you can search the Internet to find more.

The “Blog” tab has some of our favorite news articles, blog pieces, and other types of write-ups about food, disability, and disability + food, gathered from the far corners of the Internet.

The “Credits” tab gives you contact information, advice on how best to legally share the material on this website, and a look at the minds behind the Disability FEAST project.

A drawer full of silverware-forks, knives, spoons, soup spoons, chopsticks
Grab your favorite eating utensil and dive into the website! | Photo by Elizabeth Layman

Language

The following comment on language has been lifted directly from page xix of Sticks and Stones with explicit permission from the book’s editor, Marsha Saxton:

Because attitudes, practices, and policies about disability are changing, the terms we use are also changing. The term disability is often used in the United States to mean both the individual’s condition and the limitations imposed by society’s negative attitudes. British advocates recommend the use of the word impairment to connote the personal physical or psychological condition and disability to refer to activity limitations as a result of the impairment, including those imposed by society’s bias. For example, the weakened muscles of spina bifida would be considered the impairment and might contribute to a walking disability, as well as an increased likelihood of unemployment, a socially imposed disability.

Main content end

Main content end

Advertisements