About This Event
Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics.
Overcoming Barriers to Access in Astronomy
A mindset of diverse access makes the experience of learning, working, and collaborating stronger for all. As many disabilities may be invisible or undiagnosed, it's easy to forget that barriers often exist, both physical and societal, favoring non-disabled or neurotypical people in a vast array of work.
Nowhere is this more true than in the field of astronomy, however, there are a number of working groups that exist to help support and advocate for astronomers with disabilities by identifying barriers to access and information, addressing intersections between ableism, racism, sexism, and others, educating others about disability history within astronomy, and promoting the development and use of cutting-edge access tools and software.
Hear about the important work being done to promote inclusion and equity for astronomers with disabilities and some of the remarkable techniques that have been developed that aid the science community as a whole.
American Sign Language and live captioning will be provided.