My name is Elizabeth Mohler and I am a co-author of the book
The question I often get asked is,
why write a book on accessibility in the sciences?
Simple, a science education and scientific literacy is critical today for full participation in society.
So many young people with disabilities never get the opportunity to even learn science – let alone choose to go into scientific careers – and as a result, are fundamentally disadvantaged in the world today.
This literary work adds to what is already known by addressing systemic issues to accessing education in the sciences, by a student with a disability.
This book not only highlights the challenges but tries to share best practices and successes.
In our book, we highlight the importance of an education in science to students around the world. We talk about the importance of an inclusive educational practice in teaching science at all levels, and discuss training in the sciences, as it relates to cultural perspectives on disability.
The book also examines the importance of mentorship and faculty supervision in the development of students with disabilities in the sciences, and the impact disability has on the roles of a mentor, mentee, supervisor and trainee.
The book is also available in print, as an accessible eBook, and in Braille.