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STEM Accessibility reading list

This is a living document with some of my favorite resources related to access and disability in science. This list is in no particular order and is absolutely incomplete! Last updated: Feb. 2021.

Op-eds and news articles:

Disabled scientists excluded from the lab, Chemistry World, Krystal Vasquez

Redefining the scientific conference to be more inclusive, Physics World, Eleanor S Armstrong, Divya M Persaud and Christopher A-L Jackson

Ways to make meetings accessible, Nature Career Guide, Emily Sohn

Academic papers:

Goring, S. J., Stack Whitney, K., and Jacob, A. L. 2018. Accessibility is imperative for inclusion. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16 (2) 63-63.

Solomon C. An Often Overlooked Element of Diversity: Disability. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. 2021;

Woodcock, K., Rohan, M.J. & Campbell, L. 2007. Equitable representation of deaf people in mainstream academia: Why not?. Higher Education 53, 359–379.

Braun, D. C., Clark, M. D., Marchut, A. E., Solomon, C. M. et al.(2018). Welcoming Deaf Students into STEM: Recommendations for University Science Education. CBE-Life Sciences Education: 17:3.


Accessibility Tips for a Better Zoom/Virtual Meeting Experience, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, Christian Vogler

Other resources:

Uncharted, a newsletter about STEM + disabilities (disclaimer: I am the co-writer)

@DisInHigherEd, a Twitter account about disabilities in higher education

#AcademicAbleism, a hashtag with examples of ableism in higher education and STEM

Illimitable, an organization focused on disabled innovators

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