"Disability Visibility at USF" Podcast Interview Series
As a follow-up of Alice Wong's virtual event in October 2021, the USF Humanities Institute interviewed students at the University of South Florida to talk about their involvement with disability studies, research, and advocacy.
This "Disability Visibility at USF" podcast interview series, hosted by HI Director, Liz Kicak, provides a platform for interviewed guests to share their story with the USF and Tampa community.
episode 1: kasey nichols
Kasey Nichols is a Senior Psychology student at USF. Kasey shares her experiences with Student Accessibility Services and accommodations on campus as a student with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Kasey responds to Alice Wong's work as an inspiration for her interest in disability advocacy and shares how her studies in Psychology are linked to this advocacy work.
episode 2: Hawa Allarakhia
Hawa Allarkhia is a doctoral candidate in Ed.D program at USF. Hawa is also a Graduate Assistant in the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity Office at USF's Sarasota-Manatee campus. In this interview episode, Hawa shares about her research as well as her experiences navigating USF's education program with a disability.
Hawa's research interests for her Masters in Education, completed in 2018, was a professional development course for faculty relating to accommodating students with disabilities in post-secondary education. Her proposed dissertation will explore the knowledge and ability of USF faculty to accommodate students with disabilities using a descriptive survey.