News & Updates: Statements

In Support of Accessible Campus Action Alliance

Tuesday, June 16, 2020  
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June 16, 2020

The Accessible Action Alliance released a statement that the Executive Committee of NWSA supports: "In anticipation of announced campus re-opening policies, the Accessible Campus Action Alliance, a group of disabled faculty and allies with expertise in accessibility, health equity, and higher education (most of whom work in feminist studies), has issued “Beyond 'High-Risk:' Statement on Disability and Campus Re-openings.” The statement calls for universities to prioritize care, accountability, and public health in decisions for campus re-openings by committing to online teaching during the duration of the pandemic, with necessary campus operations and classes such as labs and studios being the exception, rather than the rule. The statement also advocates against the use of the public health “high-risk” categories, alongside disability accommodations processes, as the methods of determining access to online teaching."

Please see the entire statement here: Beyond 'High-Risk:' Statement on Disability and Campus Re-openings