I’m always the only scientist in the room in a wheelchair. It shouldn’t be this way

Eleanor Beidatsch has a passion for palaeontology, but that’s not as strong as her passion to see more people with disability accepted and succeeding in the sciences.

“When I look around a room, I don’t often see anybody else like me. In all the time I’ve been at university I’ve never seen another student in a wheelchair and I’ve seen only a couple with other sorts of disabilities. It can get lonely sometimes.”

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Education, Training, Early Intervention

Author:
Eleanor Beidatsch

Source:
ABC Opinion

Date published:
Sun 6th Dec, 2020