NextGen VOICES: Improving Accessibililty

Thank you for adding your voice to Science!

The NextGen VOICES feature calls upon young scientists to speak up. Make your ideas known!

A selection of the best responses will be published in the 3 January 2020 issue of Science.

Please submit your response by 22 November.

The Question:
What one thing would you change about the training or careers in your field to improve accessibility for people with visible and/or invisible disabilities? (Visible disabilities are visible to onlookers, such as physical disabilities; invisible disabilities include physical, mental, or neurological conditions that may not be visible to onlookers, such as diabetes, depression, or dyslexia.)

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* 1. In 10 words or less, describe the one change you would make to improve accessibility.

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* 2. In 100 words or less, describe your suggested change in more detail.  How would it improve accessibility?  Whom would it help?  What personal experiences inspired your suggestion?  How would your field benefit as a result?  (Please only include information that you would be comfortable publishing along with your name.)

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* 3. Full name (First and last name are required. We do not accept anonymous submissions.)

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* 4. Full mailing address

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* 5. E-mail address (Authors of selected essays will be contacted by e-mail.)

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* 6. Optional: Social media handle.  (Authors of selected essays may include one social media handle with their contact information.)

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* 7. Gender

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* 8. Age

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* 9. (Optional) What question(s) would you like us to address in the future?

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* 10. By submitting material to this Survey, you are indicating that you accept Science's Terms and Conditions.

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