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Access, Accommodation, Universal Design

Access, Accommodation, Universal Design

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We’re all doing a lot of emotional as well as intellectual work in this 360! Sunshine’s and ndifrank’s posts are helping me to think about incorporating conversations about nonvisible disabilities and about the theory and practice of accessibility and “accommodation” into our class. As Jay Dolmage and other disability studies scholars have noted, access is always aspirational, never perfectly achieved. But it’s always worth aspiring to, and I think we need to address what access, accommodation, and universal design might look like in a classroom/ our classroom. What does it mean to provide access for each of our unique bodyminds? To crip the classroom? These topics are on our syllabus in early November, paired with readings from Margaret Price's book Mad At School, but I may move things around a bit so that we’re talking about them earlier. 

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