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Disabled in academia: to be or not to be, that is the question

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The authors explore the real-life issue of diversity disclosure within academia. The breadth of disability and discrimination is framed within the context of high demands and competitiveness. While some institutions are supportive, the culture of ableism, stigmatization, and the disabling barriers make disclosure of disability a complex and difficult decision. The authors discuss the importance of not only normalizing varying abilities, but embracing and valuing the diversity and contributions that individuals with disabilities bring to the academic environment.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Yerbury, J. J., & Yerbury, R. M. (2021). Disabled in academia: to be or not to be, that is the question. Trends in Neurosciences, 44(7), 507-509. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2021.04.004

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85107690502

Start Page


  • 507

End Page


  • 509

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 7

Abstract


  • The authors explore the real-life issue of diversity disclosure within academia. The breadth of disability and discrimination is framed within the context of high demands and competitiveness. While some institutions are supportive, the culture of ableism, stigmatization, and the disabling barriers make disclosure of disability a complex and difficult decision. The authors discuss the importance of not only normalizing varying abilities, but embracing and valuing the diversity and contributions that individuals with disabilities bring to the academic environment.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Yerbury, J. J., & Yerbury, R. M. (2021). Disabled in academia: to be or not to be, that is the question. Trends in Neurosciences, 44(7), 507-509. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2021.04.004

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85107690502

Start Page


  • 507

End Page


  • 509

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 7