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Meeting 2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium DMMM4
Presentation Title NOW ON-DEMAND ONLY - Accessibility for Disability: A Case Study of Graduate Colloquia during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Author(s) Claire N. Saunders, Camille Marie Bernal, Brent Fultz
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Claire N. Saunders
Abstract Scope Disabled students face unique challenges in higher education. This is due in part to inherent diversity in disability. The Caltech Materials Research Lecture (MRL) is a colloquia for materials science graduate students. Speakers visit campus to meet students and faculty and deliver a research lecture. In 2020, restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic forced a transition to virtual learning. It posed challenges to broadly engage students while meeting individual needs of disabled students with sensory, ambulatory, or cognitive disability. This case study on the MRL discusses the efficacy of introducing closed captioning, recording for asynchronous participation, and anonymous question and answer options to create an inclusive environment for disabled students. Student attendance and demographic data demonstrate mixed success for overall accessibility and inclusivity. From these observations, new approaches and recommendations for a post-COVID hybrid in-person and virtual colloquia will be presented.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: TMS Journal: JOM
Keywords Other, Other, Other


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