COVID and Accessibility: Roundtable Discussion About Policies Instituted in Response to the Pandemic Related to Access

deadline for submissions: 
August 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic MLA Conference
contact email: 

This Roundtable discussion welcomes submissions on any aspect of pre-pandemic college classroom access, post-pandemic college classroom access, or policies implemented in college classrooms post-pandemic which could limit access. Abstracts addressing the conference theme are especially welcome.  Due to the pandemic, instructors have all felt the strain change placed on our classrooms. However, these changes have brought to light important aspects of access at the university level previously regulated to individual or case-by-case discussions. This roundtable seeks to generate a wider conversation about how instructors handle access in the classroom, and what has improved or hindered access. Participants will be asked to contribute to a Declaration of Access, a document which can be utilized to remind instructors, departments, or universities of the important work which needs to be done creating access on college campuses. By August 1st, 2022, please submit an abstract of 250-300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Brielle Campos, Middle Tennessee State University,at

This call is for the South Atlantic MLA conference, held in Jacksonville FL from Nov. 11-13 2022.