David Payne: 00:04
Hello, I’m David Payne, careers editor at Nature. And this is Working Scientist, a Nature Careers podcast. In this seven-part series, Science diversified, we’re exploring how the scientific enterprise truly benefits when you have a team of researchers from a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines and skillsets. In this last episode, we focus on disability and science. We meet two scientists with first-hand experience of what they describe as an ableist culture in academia, a system designed for fully fit and healthy people but has little to account for those who fall outside those parameters. What can be done about it?
Naheda Sahtout: 00:44
So this is something I was born with. I’m been born with a visual impairment, and it hasn’t been specifically diagnosed as to what it is. There’s tests that have been done, have indicated whereabouts it might be. And I can’t remember,