You’re invited to this special virtual seminar that will highlight the plight of those with disabilities in higher education and discuss what may be done to develop different disability imaginary of the future. Register at https://bit.ly/3S8gFiQ
From statistics we know that disclosure rates amongst postgraduate research students in higher education are much lower than in the general population or amongst undergraduate students, and that academic staff are even less likely to disclose needs. However, there is no evidence that invisible disabilities are less prevalent in higher education.
In this presentation, Nicole will draw on her extensive research to highlight the plight of those with disabilities, chronic illnesses and/or neurodivergences in higher education. She will commence with an introduction to the definitional difficulties of “disability” as a term, before exploring some of the issues individuals encounter. She will then present her concept of looking at disclosure as a cost-benefit analysis to gradually ease delegates into what may be done to develop a somewhat different disability imaginary of the future.