The Hoya Covers How Students and Professors Are Pushing for Better Accessibility for Invisible Disabilities
Invisible disabilities “do not manifest themselves in physical appearance”. The process for the Academic Resource Center to determine the appropriate accommodations may be lengthy. These accommodations are imperfect, may force students to out themselves in the classroom, and require professors to engage in conversations with students about accommodations, for which they often do not feel qualified. In this piece, The Hoya explores the barriers that exist for students with invisible disabilities in Georgetown, presenting insights from students from the Georgetown Disability Alliance and professors from the Disability Studies Program, including Sylvia Önder, on how to address them.