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Welcome to the Working Group on Accessibility and Disability!

WGAD is tasked with promoting inclusion of and equity of opportunity for disabled astronomers at all career stages. A mindset of diverse access makes the experience of learning, working, and collaborating stronger for all. Ableism is discrimination in favor of able-bodied or neurotypical people; it is an entire system of thinking and doing that hurts disabled people and is a form of structural oppression. Disability is defined as any mental, cognitive, or physical condition that, due to society’s structure, results in a significant barrier to engaging with society.