Discriminatory Design [...]

Proctorio says that their tests don’t discriminate against students with disabilities because an instructor can make changes to the test settings or turn them off. This sidesteps the fact that they built test settings that can discriminate against certain students in the first place. This is like a car company building a feature that allows drivers to remove seatbelts, but when drivers complain about injuries, the car company responding with ‘just don’t use that feature’. Companies should anticipate if their software can be discriminatory (intentionally or unintentionally), proactively prevent it, and educate their users about the dangers certain uses might present. If a test setting has the potential to discriminate against certain students under any circumstance, it should never have been rolled out. (Source)

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