Welcome

My name is Anica Zeyen. This blog features posts on my research on the links between disability, (social) entrepreneurship and inclusive organising.

I also share my experiences of being blind in a sighted world. I talk about the research journey from the first idea via data collection to writing it up as well as topics such as inclusive travel, activist / advocacy work and life in general.

I hope you enjoy it!

I am sitting in a red booth. I am working on my laptop looking up and into the camera smiling. I am a dark blonde haired white woman. I wear a top with Braille print on it and a colourful hoodie cardigan over it. I have sunglasses on top of my head

Is it all about mindset? – Interviewing while disabled

This is not a “how to” guide or the silver bullet blog post. These are my real experiences, seen through my perspective, not trying to be objective. At the end, I’ll share reflections with you in the hope that they will help you navigate the experience of interviewing while disabled.

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“Anybody there?” – Teaching online as a blind academic

Draining, challenging and inaccessible. That is my honest summary even after a year of practice and experience when it comes to online teaching. I am aware that there is much debate within the academy about the pedagogic benefits or downsides of teaching online. I don’t want to get into this debate; rather I want to point out what it was and is like for me: a blind academic.

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Becoming visible

Today is the International Day for the Rights of People with Disabilities (IDPWD). This year’s theme is “Not all disabilities…

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