Any public building erected in recent years includes ramps and other devices to get people in wheelchairs inside with minimal effort.
So we've adjusted our physical spaces, but how about our literature? The depictions of people with disabilities are changing there as well, and University of Oregon Associate Professor Betsy Wheeler is observing and assisting the changes.
Wheeler's work includes studies of disabilities in literature, but also postwar (WWII) literature and culture, including comic books.
She is our guest in this month's edition of cUriOus: Research Meets Radio.
We visit with Dr. Wheeler about her many interests.