- Supervisors & managers
- Premia - making research education accessible
- Supervising disabled researchers - Premia
- Building the supervisory relationship with a disabled researcher
- Examples of positive first meetings with disabled researchers
- Scenario 2: first meeting with Dan
Scenario 2: first meeting with Dan
Dan is a new member of the biological science research team. He is deaf and lip reads.
Questions the supervisor might like to ask
At the beginning of the meeting:
- Are the lighting and arrangement of the room all right for him? Can he let the supervisor know if he doesn't understand anything in this meeting?
Later in the meeting:
- What difficulties might there be in the laboratory? How has he managed so far?
- He is part of a research team. How can the team make sure that he is able to exchange ideas and knowledge within the team?
- The team usually meets informally over coffee. Does the team need to make changes to the venue so that he is able to take part in discussions?
- Teaching undergraduates will be part of his responsibilities. Are there any issues around teaching?
- How can we ensure that he understands all the technical terminology?
- Are there any other barriers he are aware of and that the supervisor may not have anticipated?
- Will he let me the supervisor know if there any new issues in the future?
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