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How we can make academia more disability inclusive


The low representation of academics with disabilities is a longstanding problem on which progress has been slow. Drawing on my research on disability-related barriers and my experiences of disability, I make six practical suggestions for how academic staff and people with disabilities can help make academia more disability inclusive.

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I thank M. Levitt, C. Oppenheim and M. Thelwall for their helpful feedback, and F. Moreira for his helpful research support with the visually intensive parts of this paper.

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Levitt, J.M. How we can make academia more disability inclusive. Nat Hum Behav 6, 1324–1326 (2022).

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