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Access to Advancement

An Audio Exploration of the National Effort to Increase the Role of Women with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Part 1

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Five stories shed light on programs, practices, and tools designed to increase the participation of women with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers throughout the U.S.


Part 2

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Five women with disabilities share their experiences with the programs, practices, and tools featured in Part 1, and discuss their achievements in STEM fields.


Click here to learn how to use this radio series to encourage participation in STEM education and careers.

Access to Advancement Part 1 was produced by Glenn Busby and Allison Dunne. Part 2 was produced by Susan Barnett and Allison Dunne.

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