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A Difficult Pathway

The latest data — from 2004 — suggest that only about 4 percent of faculty members have disabilities. In comparison, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 26 percent of adult Americans have at least one disability.

While it’s fair to say that the share of people with disabilities in the academy may have increased since 2004, faculty members with disabilities still say academe can be a difficult and unwelcoming place.

For one, there can be a sense of stigma about disability. Professors say that regardless of their quality of work, there can be a general perception that candidates with disabilities will… Read the rest at: source

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