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My academic path from self-reliance to self-advocacy to peer-support 

Self-reliance seems more of a recipe for isolation and alienation than for increasing the presence of disability in academia

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Presentando The Mind Hears [La Mente Oye] a académicos de habla hispana

-translated by Ana Our goal for The Mind Hears is to have it serve as a global resource for deaf and HoH (hard of hearing)...

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Navigating a masked world when you are deaf/HoH

While the pandemic rages around the world, I know I have been incredibly lucky. Like many, I have struggled to keep my kids...

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When to tell? Applying for jobs when you are deaf or hard of hearing

-Ana Going on the job market was a fraught decision for me. As a postdoc considering tenure-track faculty positions, I relied on hearing...

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Applying for jobs – When should you reveal your deafness?

-Ana Graduate students, postdocs, and other academics applying for jobs face a hypercompetitive job market, limited geographic options, and a potentially withering assessment...

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Understanding unfamiliar accents

I wrote this post on an airplane coming back from an international conference I attended in Thailand. Because of the distance involved, participation...


Teaching (very) large classes

This semester I am teaching a large lecture course with about 175 students. I have taught this course 6 times before, with enrollment...

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What’s In a Name?

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare’s...

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Why the world needs another blog

By sharing various ways that we approach different challenges, we hope to build a community toolbox of solutions.