A senior at the University of Georgia poses for a portrait in downtown Athens, Georgia. Photo by Samantha Hurley | The Red & Black
A senior at the University of Georgia poses for a portrait in downtown Athens, Georgia. Photo by Samantha Hurley | The Red & Black

Disability visibility: Navigating UGA with invisible disabilities

The unseen facets of disability include the fear of being misunderstood, the task of explaining oneself to professors and adapting to perceived limitations.


Gordon, an environmental economics and management student at the University of Georgia who is hard of hearing, has anxiety about things that many of her peers without disabilities have never had to think about.

While seemingly small, the way a professor speaks, how heavily they rely on videos for instruction and the overall acoustics of a classroom are key variables in Gordon’s educational experience. Read more…


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