TLC Workshop: The Accessible Lab

The Accessible Lab
Patrick Smyth (TLC/STEM Pedagogy Institute)
Monday October 10th, 7:00-8:30pm on Zoom

Despite advances in technologies for accessibility and a doubling of the number of undergraduate students with disabilities in STEM since 2007, a large proportion of potential STEM practitioners with disabilities are dissuaded from graduate study in scientific, mathematical, and technical fields. In this workshop, we will consider barriers to making physical and digital lab spaces negotiable for people with disabilities, and contemplate the advantages of making STEM more accessible, not only for people with disabilities but for all practitioners. After engaging with case studies of STEM success by practitioners with disabilities, we will perform an analysis of the accessibility of our own lab contexts in a practical exercise.

This workshop will be held on Zoom. Please register beforehand at:

This workshop is developed in dialogue with the TLC’s STEM Pedagogy Institute, and is open to faculty and graduate student instructors across CUNY.