- Life beyond science
I’ve come to realize over the years that one of the most important things we fail to do as academics is to share the reality of the priorities that we juggle and the ways we spend our time. Just a few days ago my husband and I took the time to talk about this with … Continue reading Life beyond science
- Supporting Diversity in SIGCHI
Being an ally means being uncomfortable. —R.A.C.E. team, addressing institutional racism within initiatives for SIGCHI’s diversity and inclusion, from their blog post in Interactions Magazine blog The R.A.C.E. team’s powerful blog post addressed material impacts of institutional racism. In support of them, I believe it is critical to tell stories even if they make both … Continue reading Supporting Diversity in SIGCHI
- Launching UW CREATE!
Today is the launch of the UW Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE). I’m so excited to be part of this effort, which has representation from across campus. Microsoft has honored us as a founding partner and has been a huge driving force in making CREATE a reality. There is … Continue reading Launching UW CREATE!
- How Action, Activism, and Advocacy Contribute to Communities
I have recently been reminded in multiple ways of the many ways that all of us contribute to making our communities better. Communities are created in part through leadership’s actions and choices. Many of us have never received any formal leadership training, but I have been lucky to often encounter examples of leadership worth emulating. … Continue reading How Action, Activism, and Advocacy Contribute to Communities
- The Value of a Disability Identity
I’ve been reflecting a lot recently on what it means to identify as disabled. Disability is a social construct in many ways, and the social model of disability argues that structural problems (and social expectations) are a root cause of disability. I would argue also that disability is an individual identity. A disability identity something … Continue reading The Value of a Disability Identity
Jennifer Mankoff | University of Washington