Issues of universal design and the relational model of disability in Avatar: The Last Airbender
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Date of Graduation
Master of Arts (MA)
School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication
S. Scott Lunsford
Disability issues are prevalent throughout the animated series Avatar the Last Airbender. This thesis focuses specifically on issues of universal design throughout the show, while also understanding disability through the relational model. In particular, two episodes are rhetorically analyzed for their representation of universal design philosophies and the body-environment relationship.
Kelley, Mackenzie K., "Issues of universal design and the relational model of disability in Avatar: The Last Airbender" (2017). Masters Theses, 2010-2019. 526.