Presented at 9:15am in Cotton Creek II on Thursday, November 15, 2018.#17343
- Kevin Darcy, CU Boulder
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: All Levels
- Type of session: General Conference
This research seeks to illuminate how objective ADA policies and academic accommodations are experienced by blind students at CU Boulder.
This research seeks to illuminate how objective ADA policies and academic accommodations are experienced by blind students at CU Boulder. We bring the literature on disability studies into conversation with critical medical anthropology, which builds on Murphy’s (1987) autoethnography. We use multi-sited ethnography (Marcus 1998) by “following the process” by which accessibility, broadly conceived, is implemented across the technological, academic, and social realms. The research reveals that, although there are many groups working on accessibility related issues, communication between groups breaks down in key places. A perceived and actual lack of resources and training is, in part, responsible for the breakdown across groups. Although our results are unique to the CU Boulder campus, our research design and methods are generalizable across similar academic settings.
- Qualitative research
- User experience
Accessible Course Design, Administrative/Campus Policy, Alternate Format, Assistive Technology, Legal, Uncategorized
PhD Student, Department of Anthropology at CU Boulder. Lead researcher at accessibility and usability lab.