Disabled Writers is a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and journalists connect with disabled sources. Our goal is specifically to promote paid opportunities for multiply marginalized members of the disability community, and to encourage editors and journalists to think of disabled people for stories that stretch beyond disability issues. 

 

Kit Englard

Image: Kit with long brown hair is looking over one shoulder at the camera. She is wearing a jean jacket and a black skirt. She is leaning on a large wooden table.

Contact Kit: kit.anne at englard.net 

I specialize in science and tech writing as it relates to disabilities. This means adaptive hardware and software both mainstream products (such as the iPhone and Echo) and products designed specially for people with disabilities. My work also focuses on the inclusion of people with disabilities in STEM fields. This work ranges from helping students who aspire to work in STEM to find good programs, to working with colleges on supporting their students. I am developing a master list of resources for people with disabilities starting from k-12 education up through grad school and professionally.

You can find Kit at her website, Instagram, and Twitter @mathnskating

Clips: 

Femme De Chem, May 2017: First Multi-Line Braille Display Brings Innovation to Braille Technology

Femme De Chem, May 2017: Microsoft Built 2017 Accessibility Highlights: First Two Days

Femme De Chem, April 2017: Accessibility for YouTube TV a Flop

Kit is available as a source and for personal essays, opinion editorial, reported features, and factchecking on stories relating to d/Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and deafblind issues. 

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, videoconference (voice only)

Languages: English (Native), Tactile American Sign Language (Conversational)

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