Women with disabilities ‘underestimated’ as battle for equality in science careers heats up

Zia Westerman was interested in studying geoscience, but a lack of flexibility around field trips caused her to do an arts degree instead. Key points: People with disabilities make up just six percent of university enrollments There has been a lack of inclusion in science-related professions But a group of women are setting an example … Read more

UMD faculty work to make data science accessible for high schoolers with disabilities

Faculty and researchers at the University of Maryland’s information studies college and Trace Research and Development Center aim to make data science tools accessible to Maryland high school students with funding from the Maryland State Department of Education. Dr. Niklas Elmqvist, professor at this university’s information studies college and affiliate faculty of the Trace Research … Read more

Students with disabilities need small-group instruction

John McKenna is an associate professor of Special Education, UMass Lowell. This article originally featured on The Conversation. Even before the pandemic hit, 98 percent of US school districts said they did not have enough special education teachers to serve all the students who needed their help. During the pandemic, short-handed school districts were even … Read more