Opening Doors for the Disabled
An NSF-NIH sponsored workshop discussed the issue of empowering scientists with disabilities in the academic workforce. Chairs of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science departments who attended the workshop commented that they were inspired to share what they learned with their colleagues and to find ways to include people with disabilities in their own departments. The report from the workshop includes recommendations for departments and funding agencies, as well as a list of resources for academic scientists and engineers with disabilities.
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