The IAGD has two parallel interests: we’re interested in supporting educators and program managers who want to make their curricula accessible to everyone; we also want to promote and support disabled geoscientists. We’ve arranged our resources according to those parallel missions.

Interested in improving accessibility in the geosciences?

We have a few places for you to get started with learning about accessibility. Some of these tips are general, and apply to all settings and disabilities. Others are more specifically tailored to events, settings, or types of disabilities.

Peer-reviewed literature:

Atchison, C.L. & Libarkin, J.C. (2016). Professionally held perceptions about the accessibility of the geosciences. Geosphere, 12(4), 1-12. DOI:10.1130/GES01264.1.

Gilley, B.H., Atchison, C.L., Feig, A. & Stokes, A. (2015). Impact of inclusive field trips. Nature Geoscience, 8, 579-580. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2500.

General Resources

How to make conferences more accessible for disabled people – Gabi Serrato Marks, IAGD Executive Counselor

IAGD Forums

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Interested in resources related to your disability?

We know that applying to schools and jobs can be extra stressful when you have a disability. Once you’re a professional, you may still be interested in resources that specifically relate to your experience. Here are our favorite resources that might help you find the right fit and excel in your role.

IAGD Forums

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Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0939645. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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