Making STEM Research Accessible to People with Disabilities
Whether you are a STEM researcher with a disability, someone supervising a student with a disability, or a person just trying to make STEM more accessible and welcoming for people with disabilities, here are a few resources, even though most assume that students (and not the researchers) have disabilities.
National Organizations Increasing Access to STEM Fields
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Entry Point! program. Search for "disabilities" for more at the AAAS as well.
- A list of national organizations working on STEM access, as well as training materials - from DO-IT at the University of Washington
Making Labs and STEM Courses More Accessible
DO-IT at the University of Washington has several tips for professors that may also be useful for researchers:
Journal Articles of Possible Interest
- The Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, focused on students with disabilities in its open access January-February 2016 issue (Volume 23, Issue 1). Pertinent topics are: training blind and visually impaired chemistry students, chemistry and biological research with deaf and hard-of-hearing students, and service dogs in chemistry laboratories,