Because they force students with disabilities to ask for accommodation.
Celebrating failure is the privilege of those who have succeeded. I have tenure at a university I love, and so my failure narratives fall into the "it all worked out" category, but it's vital to realize that academic culture can be highly abusive. We're told to just work hard enough and we'll get a job, publish our way to R1 scho...
Discrimination against the disabled still resides in job ads with ableist requirements and in academics too vulnerable to ask for help.
None of us, individually, can fix the job market. That’s no excuse for making things worse.
What you can do to make your academic conference more accessible.