Disability Issues Caucus

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The Disability Issues Caucus serves NCA members in multiple ways. First, the caucus supports NCA’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity by promoting accessibility to all NCA activities for all interested parties, especially through coordinating efforts with NCA leadership to meet both the letter and spirit of ADA laws. Second, in addition to its dedication to accessibility for all NCA members, the caucus also provides a forum for scholarship on disability and communication that includes the critical area of Disability Studies. Third, the caucus is dedicated to the integration of disability issues into communication pedagogy and curriculum. The caucus also strives to make connections with local, national, and international organizations, and scholars and activists of disability rights as we strive for equity and unity among all people.


  • Chair: Davi Kallman
  • Vice Chair: Jill Underhill
  • Vice Chair Elect: Mark Congdon Jr.
  • Secretary: Sarah Steimel
  • Access Chairs: Carrie Mulderink and Tahleen Lattimer 
  • Student Representative: Joseph Lee
  • Diversity Council Representative: Jim Cherney 
Legislative Assembly
  • Brian Grewe

DIC Membership 

Official count taken each January 

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- November 17-20, 2022

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Business Meeting  Agendas

Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election