IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1157: #DisMed 3: Disability and Accessibility in Higher Education - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medievalists with Disabilities
Organiser:Alexandra R. A. Lee, Department of Italian, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth Biggs, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Abstract

Disability and accessibility are two key issues in Higher Education. While they do not solely affect the medieval community, it is important to bring such issues to the fore to improve access across the board. This round-table will address disability, mental (ill) heath, neurodiversity, and chronic illness, and participants will highlight issues as well as examples of good practice in various academic environments.

Participants include Alice Bennett (University of York), Hope Doherty (Durham University), Catherine Maguire (Queen Mary University of London), and Jude Seal (University of London).