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In “Mapping Composition- Inviting Disability in the Front Door”, by Jay Dolmage, composition and literacy in higher education takes center stage. He mentions in his writing that, “For all students to have access to those things composition has to offer- literate ‘skills,’ a voice, the words to write the world- we must endure that disability is recognized and respected. (Dolmage 1)”. When he says this, he means that universities or institutions of higher education usually exclude people with physical and or mental disabilities because there may not be ramp accessible buildings and classrooms, or resources and curriculum geared for people with not so visible mental disabilities. Then he continues later in the paragraph to say, “I sketch a new map of composition, one that recognizes the ways students with disabilities have been excluded, the ways the academy has accommodated them, as well as the ways that disability, as an identity and an epistemology, has and will continue to push us to seeing teaching and learning a new, broader and more empowering ways (Dolmage 16)”.
Therefore, I believe his definition of composition is writing curriculum that should be accessible, respected, and specially tailored for all abilities. I said this because the English and Writing curriculum in colleges and universities are the survival of the fittest without any consideration for people that think or learn differently, whether that is visually, audibly, slowly, or more quickly. Dolmage

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