The ramifications for people with disabilities in academe, Virdi says, could go even further.
“We’re already trying to adapt to a society where we wear masks to go to work,” she said. “What would it mean not just for me, but for other scholars who might not be able to participate in the workplace, whose university might not be as flexible as mine? Or for students who worry about their grade or their degree or their future, who might be barred from participating because they have a disability and they are afraid to disclose it, or they’re forced to come to campus to receive their education?”
Megan Zahenis interviews me for The Chronicle of Higher Education on how mandatory mask wearing policies can be complicated for disabled faculty and students required to be on campus.
Read the interview on The Chronicle.
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