Accessibility in Lab | Accessibility in Education with Sara Rivera, Ph.D. and Madelyn Cook
Welcome to the first part of our series on Accessibility in the Lab. This series will explore different areas of accessibility throughout education and the workforce, along with the necessary conversations about the topic.
In this episode, we begin by discussing the current state of accessibility in education with our guests Sara Rivera, Ph.D., lab manager at the University of Michigan, and Madelyn Cook, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan. Whether a student requires additional time to complete an exam or a physical accommodation in their research space, accessibility is not one-size-fits-all for students. Rivera and Cook provide insight into academia through their personal experiences with accessibility which makes for a valuable conversation to hear.
Key Learning Points:
- What accessibility looks like in academic research
- What kind of accommodations are available for students
- The responsibilities academic institutions have to provide accommodations
- How students can approach conversations about accessibility with their professors and faculty
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