If you can see yourself represented, you can aspire to be it. Disabled scientists are still vastly underrepresented in the sciences.
The Spotlight Series is the product of a partnership between Enable Science and Compound Interest. It brings together science, art, and disability, highlighting the amazing science being done by disabled scientists across the UK. The project includes 12 unique posters that are free to download and distribute. Each poster highlights some of the challenges and accommodations needed to do science alongside being disabled, but also the scientists’ contributions to science.
The Spotlight Series project is targeted at school children to demonstrate that it is possible to undertake a scientific career and be disabled. It is hoped that this will inspire more schoolchildren to study and work in science.
The full set of twelve posters in the series is shown below; click the arrows on the sides of the images to advance to the next one. Alternative text is available as a downloadable text file below.
With Funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry
Inclusion and Diversity Fund Award #202839533 was granted for the Spotlight Series: Celebrating Disabled Scientists project in 2022.
Proving that disability belongs in science
The Enable Science network seeks to support disabled individuals to allow them to succeed in STEM careers. Funded by the RSC Inclusion & Diversity Fund Grant.
science communication through Eye-Catching infographics
Compound Interest takes a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across on a day-to-day basis, explaining them with easy-to-understand graphics.