Focusing on the theme of “slowness,” this article demonstrates that an individualized approach to access in university life worsens inequity rather than alleviating it. It introduces the concept of the “accommodations loop,” through which slow systems and processes impede access through a relentless focus on individual accommodation and biocertification. The accommodations loop shows that time, often thought of as a desirable commodity, can also be used to harm disabled people in the name of inclusion. In closing, this article argues that we should work toward equity through systems of collective accountability, rather than individual accommodation.

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