In particular, accommodations for online exams represent a critical way to provide equitable learning and assessment for all of our students. The unpredictable learning environments brought on by our evolving responses to COVID-19 present many barriers to students receiving equal access not only to course materials but also, critically, to opportunities for engaging with the course and showing that they have met the learning outcomes. The Disability Resource Center has put together a spreadsheet of common accommodations for online exams (click to download) in order to guide instructors and connect them with additional assistance.
Exams and remote proctoring can present insurmountable barriers to students who require accommodations as well as create an environment in which the burden of justification is consistently placed upon the student. Even with accommodations, our unique and challenging moment challenges us to create learning experiences in which all students feel they equally belong and are equally supported. The folks at CELT, UK Online, and other areas are always eager to discuss ways of upholding this responsibility.