Students with disabilities concerned over loss of online learning, learning support changes

September 24, 2021
Students with disabilities are expressing concern about a loss of online learning options and changes to learning supports. At the University of Alberta, students are concerned about changes made for financial reasons that will end note-taking services and see professors supervising students who need accommodations. University of Alberta Students' Union Vice-President Academic Abner Monteiro explained that the sudden changes would increase professor workloads and may lead to neurodiverse students incorrectly being flagged for academic violations. At the University of Victoria, Access4All members are campaigning for students with disabilities to be able to continue online learning options since they are more accessible and have been proven possible through the pandemic. CBC (UAlberta) | Times Colonist (UVic) (AB | BC)