Supporting open discourse about scientists with disabilities

I am a huge fan of the IAGD, an organization started by my good friend, Dr. Chris Atchison. The IAGD promotes “access accommodation, and inclusion for students and geoscientists with disabilities.” By simply existing, the IAGD is helping to open up the geosciences to people with disabilities – simply acknowledging that a disability should not shape a person’s career is a major step forward.

Blogger XOJane has a post dating back to 2012 that is still relevant and important, entitled “Where Are All the Disabled Scientists?” I encourage you to read it if you value diversity in STEM, particularly diversity in all its glorious shapes and sizes!

 

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