The PeabodyHacks program challenges participants to consider how to address accessibility issues in music composition, performance, and education. Read the Hub article here.
Idea Lab funds projects that support disability goals
Idea Lab funded the 10×20 project Establishing the Johns Hopkins Disability Coalition and the Disability Innovation Grant project Students for Disability Justice. Read the Hub article here.
High Sights for Low Vision
Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins’ Wilmer Eye Institute, discusses her experience as a researcher with myopic macular degeneration. Read the full article here.
What Medicine Can Learn From Doctors And Researchers With Disabilities
Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University, discusses how scientists with disabilities can benefit biomedical research in this NPR article.
The Beautiful Epiphyte
Johns Hopkins University graduate student Anna Moyer writes about the challenges of navigating graduate school with an invisible illness in this Biomedical Odyssey Blog post.
Johns Hopkins names first executive director for Student Disability Services
Catherine Axe joins the university March 11 from a similar role at Brown. Read the Hub article here.
Disabled Researchers Are Vital to the Strength of Science
Johns Hopkins University graduate student Erica Avery argues that scientific institutions need to work toward a more inclusive environment for disabled scientists in this Scientific American article.
Clearly a Better Mask
Alums Allysa Dittmar and Aaron Hsu are reinventing the surgical mask to make quality health care accessible. Read the Johns Hopkins magazine article here.
Novelist Porochista Khakpour explores a lifetime of feeling unwell in her debut memoir ‘Sick’
Read the Johns Hopkins Magazine article here.
‘(Dis)Ability’ anthology, compiled and edited by Hopkins senior
Emily Dorffer, a Johns Hopkins undergraduate who has cerebral palsy, explored stories by and about people with disabilities in a short story anthology. Read the Hub article here.