The SciAccess Conference is dedicated to increasing skills, knowledge, and opportunities in STEM fields for individuals with disabilities, bringing together a diverse community of researchers, professionals, students, educators, employers, and disability rights advocates.
“Do this again. Seriously, as a BVI [blind/visually impaired] member of the STEM community, we need this.” ~SciAccess 2019 attendee
In the United States, careers surrounding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are some of the most rapidly growing, as well as the most lucrative, job opportunities. However, the 26% of Americans who live with disabilities often find themselves excluded from these careers, unable to access the skills and education required. SciAccess invites speakers whose expertise and initiative place them at the intersection of STEM and disability equity, with knowledge and experience that is invaluable to others seeking to increase access in their own communities.
“I left the conference feeling energized with tons of new ideas for my current outreach endeavors, future career goals regarding inclusion, and my own research and personal life.”
This year, GLAS Education is seeking to bring SciAccess to Lake Geneva to continue making this essential impact. Join us this #GivingTuesday in ensuring that this important work goes on.
“My son now has goals he didn’t have before. He was especially interested in the...ways in which people with disabilities could [have] a career...He felt so appreciated and validated as the smart kid he is instead of all the bullies he deals with at school.”