Visualization of the thoughts inside a student's mind. Illustration by J Frank | The Mossy Log
Visualization of the thoughts inside a student's mind. Illustration by J Frank | The Mossy Log

Barriers to academic accommodations pile up

There are three factors that frequently get in the way of accommodations fully serving a student body: stigma, barriers to access and barriers to usage.


Disability remains a touchy subject in popular discourse. What qualifies as disabled and what accommodations people with disabilities need or deserve are contentious. People without disabilities are still often making decisions instead of disabled people. Specifically, accommodations are sometimes misunderstood as a “crutch,” a problematic framing that is both ableist in its language and untrue in its meaning. Read more…


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