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Academics Take Note:

After recent dismissals of the validity of accommodations by several professors on Twitter disabled students (past & present) have been sharing their honest stories of what it's like to actually deal with this.

You should be reading them. [Thread]
Because I want these to be easier to see & share with others in academia I've compiled some here. These are the experts on accommodations. Don't dismiss them.
@BlondeHistorian talks about the work that goes into getting them just to be (illegally) denied.
@DisabilityStor1 talks about being an international student dealing with accommodations in three different countries during grad school.
@redrocketpanda talks about being asked to help the department be more inclusive to students with anxiety only to be shut down when communicating what those needs are.
@natalyadell talks about their experience being dismissed about reasonable accommodations in various situations throughout their studies.
@gayphysicist talks more about *all of the work* that goes into getting the chance to even be in some classes in the first place.
@ResourcefulSqrl talks about the inherent implications of requiring disability documentation for accommodations and why it may increase the vulnerability of the students in the long run.
@mattbc talks about accommodations in law school and how the way that they were handled perpetuated a culture of discrimination.
These are just a few of the stories being shared about the tolls of #AcademicAbleism on students who are working harder than most just to get an education.

Do your disabled students a favor and be an advocate for them. We know what we're talking about. #ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow
Since disabled students are still sharing their stories of #AcademicAbleism I'm going to be adding more as I see them.

@karriehiggins talks about her own experiences dealing with barriers and accommodation denials that pushed her out of academia.
@femme_jaime talks about space accessibility and having to fight to be able to attend classes (as well as office hours/other academic events that students need to attend to be successful).
@Azza_Alt talks about how student support services (including disability services) often primarily exist to prevent legal accountability on the part of the University rather than to support students.
@gracenbrilz talks more about the work that goes into getting accommodations (and the toll this often has on your productivity and your emotions).
While I'm at it here's my thread on my own experiences where I talk about some of the biggest barriers I've dealt with (syllabus policies and accommodation discussions/denials) as well as how widespread these problems are.
@c25l_ talks more about the costs that can come from the diagnosis and required documentation process and why that process can be so hard to go through with.
@sashaboersma talks about classroom policies that are particularly harmful for students who need accommodations generally but specifically for those with anxiety.
@TheSumOfMyWords talks about the costs that can come from prioritizing your education above your health (and how this can be expected or encouraged by educators).
@TonichaUpham talks about accommodations both before and in university and the pressure that is often felt to prove you have a need/right to them.
Lots of people are still sharing their stories. Please keep looking for them using #AcademicAbleism

@zaranosaur is one of the initiators if the hashtag several years back and she’s linked to some other resources that you should be looking at as well.
In her thread @zaranosaur talks about how these stories are examples of a systemic problem that is perpetuated even by those who society (or individuals) would assume to know better.
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