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“Accessibility is a Conversation”

Faculty Salon - David Perry speaks about “Accessibility is a Conversation:  Getting Beyond the Accommodations Letter”

David M. Perry was a tenured full professor of history at a small liberal arts college and is now a journalist, activist, and undergraduate career advisor for history majors at the University of Minnesota. He is a regular columnist for Pacific Standard Magazine with bylines at the New York Times, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications. He writes about education, parenting, disability, history, and politics.


The delivery of an accommodation letter should be the beginning of a conversation between professor and student, rather than the end of the matter. In this workshop, faculty learn how to initiate and sustain this kind of conversation with their students, and why doing so has the potential to positively transform their classroom for everyone, including themselves.