I’m starting a PhD but I’m disabled and can’t travel. This means I won’t be able to present my work at conferences. Has anyone had experience this? Will it negatively impact on my research?
My tutor is aware but I’ve already had a sponsorship declined because I can’t travel to training courses. (I agree that the rejection is unlawful but as I'm only just starting out I cannot risk offence.)
My intention is to publish work. I can never travel far from where I live. I'm aiming to work either in my local university or local industry. Networking and conferences just isn't possible. They would have to come to me. It's a shame because I'd love that aspect but I'm working within my limitations and trying to change my life.