Concordia University has issued recommendations to professors to implement closed captioning, transcript and record lectures, amongst other recommendations to deal with concerns that affect the learning of disabled students. Some professors have taken these recommendations, many have not. Disabled students have reported how none of the assurances promised by Concordia have been fulfilled i.e. Concordia promised that measures would be taken to ensure all students would be able to attend their chosen classes, but this was not ensured. There is a lack of flexibility with some professors who are holding onto their pre-covid no-extension policies. Overall, students have reported a lack of willingness to listen to students which has led to increased disillusionment, stress and anxiety. The CSU Executive Team and other student advocacy groups have been raising these concerns regarding accessibility in discussions with the administration for months, but the administration has been slow to make the relevant changes to improve student learning. Acknowledging these circumstances, we ask the following question:
Do you believe Concordia should channel more efforts and resources directly to disabled students, immunocompromised students, students with mental health issues, and students with various accessibility concerns so their learning environments are optimised?