Doing research as a disabled, blind academic comes with its own challenges and benefits. I want to share my journey and experience to give others an insight into the work life of a disabled academic. Along the way I hope to bust some myths and hopefully encourage others to pursuit an academic career.

Becoming visible

Today is the International Day for the Rights of People with Disabilities (IDPWD). This year’s theme is “Not all disabilities are visible”. What does this mean? Well, in a narrower sense, it means that I will join the international disability pride and awareness movement by wearing purple #purpleLightUp. Even my guide dog has a little…

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