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It was great to see how the Wellcome Trust made a real effort in ensuring its Reimagine Research Culture Festival (free online event held on 22-26 March 2021) was accessible to everyone. The Festival included meditation sessions, British Sign Language interpreters, and live captions for video content. Moreover, before delivering a presentation or joining a live discussion, all speakers briefly described themselves for those who have a visual impairment as well as for those who preferred to turn their video function off. In addition to this, all live events were recorded and were circulated after the Festival. Several speakers were women and the panelist who was invited to discuss about the challenges endured in academia by people who have disabilities was actually a researcher with disabilities, Dr Katherine Deane. Dr Deane made brilliant contributions and generously shared with everyone attending the Festival a wealth of resources on how to make events truly accessible to all. These resources are available at this link. A number of panelists attending the festival were from Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups and a few of those who were White (especially male academics with tenure) admitted being “privileged,” openly discussing about structural injustice in academia and gender, class, and race bias.
|Number of pages||4|
|Place of Publication||Blog IAD4RESEARCHERS Researcher Development at The University of Edinburgh|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2021|
- Research Culture
- Wellcome Trust
- Gender bias
- Race bias
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