The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture is pleased to share that Associate Professor Carey McAndrews received the McBurney Center Forward in Access Award.
Dr. McAndrews was the instructor for a class that had a mid-semester Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) request and a CART team was assigned to the course, which had already been meeting for three weeks. Dr. McAndrews introduced each team member to the class stating that they were providing an accommodation for the class without identifying who requested it. Throughout the course, Dr. McAndrews continued to greet the CART team, ask if they needed anything, or if anything could be done differently to ensure an effective accommodation
Representatives from the McBurney Center share that, “By creating this open-minded and accepting environment, it provided a foundation for all students that inclusion is important, welcomed, and not burdensome. She is the perfect representation of faculty who take the responsibility of accessibility seriously and represented that belief to all students in the class.”