Creating A Culture of Accessibility In The Sciences book released
What Is It?
Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences is the start of a deeper conversation around increasing the accessibility of the sciences for students with disabilities. The book provides insights and advice on integrating students with disabilities into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Each chapter features research and best practices that are interwoven with experiential narratives.
The book is reflective of the diversity of STEM disciplines (life and physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics), and is also reflective of cross-disability perspectives (physical, sensory, learning, mental health, chronic medical and developmental disabilities).
It is a useful resource for STEM faculty and university administrators working with students with disabilities, as well as STEM industry professionals interested in accommodating employees with disabilities.
Who Is It For?
University faculty, science educators in secondary school, special education teachers (including teachers of the blind and visually impaired), academic administrators, disability office staff, students with disabilities, and industry professionals in STEM and related disciplines. Additional target audiences include related academic and professional organizations as well as those involved in professional development training and workshops.
Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences…
• Discusses the barriers faced by students with disabilities interested in pursing education, training and careers in the sciences
• Highlights some of the challenges faced by students with disabilities around trailblazing in STEM, including mental health issues
• Offers a global perspective on making education, research or work spaces accessible for students with disabilities in the STEM fields
• Discusses best practices on accommodating and supporting students and demonstrates how these practices can be translated across disciplines
• Enhances faculty and educator knowledge of inclusive teaching practices, adaptive equipment, accessibility features, and accommodations in science laboratories, which would enable the safe participation of students with disabilities
• Provides advice for students with disabilities on disclosure and mentoring
How To Find It:
Also available through international online booksellers (e.g., iBooks, Amazon)