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.
There is more to me than my guide dog
This post is about being overlooked at conference as everyone only focusses on my guide dog.Keep reading
Do you see the irony? Inclusion and Inclusion Sessions at Conferences
Inclusion sessions at management conferences are often anything but inclusive, ironic isn’t it? This post talks about some of the experiences I had as well as how to do a better job.Keep reading
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…Keep reading
When the world is tilting, put on sunglasses
A glims into an often hidden part of sight loss: eye pain and eye headaches; and what it is like working with them.Keep reading
South Africa – an unexpected hiking adventure
During an unexpected hiking adventure during a research trip, my sighted guide and I were put to the test. It raises the question of independence versus interdependence and trust and teamwork.Keep reading
“The dog cannot go on board” – challenges when flying with a guide dog
I travel a lot for work and often take my guide dog. While everything goes smoothly most of the times, I wanted to highlight some of those times where it didn’tKeep reading
India #1: a sensory travel experience
In this post, I talk about my experience of travelling to and around Delhi (India). It also features a mini-travelog of my accessible half-day tour of Delhi with Planet AbledKeep reading
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