Professor Ruth Colker quoted in Wisconsin State Journal article discussing online teaching availability for educators with disabilities
An expert in the area of disability law, Professor Ruth Colker was recently quoted in an article by the Wisconsin State Journal titled, “Edgewood College denies online teaching request for professor on autism spectrum.”
“On the Edge News, the college’s student newspaper, first reported on Rustick’s case earlier this month.
Ohio State University law professor Ruth Colker, an expert on disability law, said the key question in this case is whether Edgewood’s alternative accommodation is effective. In Colker’s opinion, based on the lack of science showing plexiglass barriers work in stopping the spread, she said she didn’t think it was.
“It’s just window dressing,” she said, noting that the accommodation would put both the professor and her students at risk.”