Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

From Telecommute to Telecommunity: Pushing for institutional change

Speaker(s): Rua Mae Williams (Purdue), Martina Svyantek (University of Virginia)
Date: Apr 22, 2022
Grant: AccessADVANCE
In 2022, Disabled faculty and students are requesting accommodations to remain off campus or to limit in-person exposure through continued access to remote or hybrid delivery of instruction. Many universities are denying these requests by calling them "unreasonable burdens" to the institution or citing institutional business interests. Remote and hybrid instruction is neither an unreasonable burden (as proved by our past few semesters), nor does it interfere with the essential functions of "the position" -- instructing and learning. This webinar is a discussion of a book chapter contextualizing the Covid-19 pandemic’s effects on office-based and academic workspaces using a critical disability studies approach.