Webinar: Broadening Participation of People with Disabilities in Science

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Title: Broadening Participation of People with Disabilities in Science

People with disabilities (PWD) are highly underrepresented in all science fields, but many of the barriers to participation faced by PWD can be removed.

On April 11, 2018 at 3 pm ET we will have three panelists discussing best practices for full inclusion of people with disabilities in science settings. They will talk about some “dos and don’ts” of accessibility, common misunderstandings and stereotypes, and ideas for increasing the participation of PWD in STEM. The panelists will draw on both their personal experiences and professional research.

Please bring your questions about advocacy, accessibility, and any other related topics!


  • Dr. Kara Ayers from University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in  Developmental Disabilities
  • Dr. Arielle Silvermen from Disability Wisdom Consulting
  • Gabriela Serrato Marks, PhD Candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Where: https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/room

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This is the third webinar in a series entitled the "Moving the Needle Initiative." Learn more here.

Start Date: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
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