How universities can improve accessibility: Opinion


In an article for The Conversation, Western University Assistant Dean of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization A Kim Clark discusses the benefits of making universities more accessible. Reflecting on a small survey she conducted of students who self-identified as disabled, Clark discusses some of the ways that university practices impacted the students. Clark then identifies teaching practices that students found helpful, such as implementing flexible assignment deadlines, hybrid course delivery and lecture recordings to provide access to students whose symptoms prevented them from attending in person, and providing captioning for audiovisual materials for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Conversation Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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