Tuesday, November 23, 2021

SAVE THE DATE - Nicole Brown presents on November 26

Virtual Ability® presents the 10th annual
International Disability
Rights Affirmation Conference
Friday, November 26, 2021

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Dr. Nicole Brown

Dr. Nicole Brown is Associate Professor at University College of London Institute of Education and Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. Dr. Brown’s research interests relate to physical and material representations of experiences, the generation of knowledge and use of metaphors to express what is difficult to express, and more generally, research methods and approaches to explore identity and body work. She has numerous publications on these topics.

Dr. Brown’s topic for this presentation is “Ableism in Academia: Where are the disabled and ill academics and educators?” She explores this topic at the International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference, held in Virtual Ability’s Sojourner Auditorium in Second Life. Her presentation will begin at 11:30am Pacific Standard Time on Friday, November 26. 

She will begin her presentation with highlighting the current status quo of disability representation in higher education. She will then focus on tendencies and trends that result in individuals not disclosing their needs and disabilities, interrogating the invisibility of disabilities and chronic illnesses. She will conclude with recommendations for practices for institutions and individuals. Dr. Brown will be introduced by Anna Adamant.

Please join us in Second Life, or view the conference on Virtual Ability’s YouTube channel live stream, as we learn more about this form of ableism that impacts the daily lives of academics with disabilities.

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