Accessibility features in ZOOM to improve equity in the MPA classroom. Journal of Public Affairs Education

ID: 4078
School: School of Civic Leadership, Business, and Social Change
Program: Government
Status: Completed
Start date: January 2021
End Date: May 2021

Description

There are 61 million people in the United States that live with a disability. This figure is expected to rise in the coming decades through both an aging population and the long-term impacts of the global pandemic. Improving accessibility in the MPA classroom is imperative and one step toward improvement is to implement the use of assistive technology tools. This technology review presents two tools available in ZOOM, the spotlight feature and backchannel buttons, that enhance the accessibility of the learning experience for all students. Incorporating these tools in online spaces is critical for changing systemic oppression toward people with disabilities.

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Dolamore, S. (2021). Accessibility features in ZOOM to improve equity in the MPA classroom. Journal of Public Affairs Education [online first], https://doi.org/10.1080/15236803.2021.1929020