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Implications and recommendations

One of the benefits of building classrooms that are safer spaces is that there are tangible steps we can take to do this right now. We as individual instructors can consider how our attitudes could be more welcoming to students, and we can make a commitment to routinely re-evaluate our pedagogy. While we may not have the power in our institutions to immediately make structural changes like widening entranceways and remediating PDFs, we can start to approach our classrooms with the attitude of making them safer spaces. We still need structural changes, but an attitude that expects and welcomes disabled minds and bodies into our classrooms and offices is also needed. Some suggestions for practical ways we can begin making our classrooms safer spaces are below.