I am a professor at a large state university which has announced it will teach classes on campus this fall, and I am diabetic. I am very concerned about whether my university can provide an environment which will make it safe for me to teach on campus. I have requested politely to teach remotely, and have received pleasant non-answers so far.
If my administration declines to let me teach remotely, would I have a reasonable claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act? What should I do to preserve/pursue this option?
I have described my actual situation above, but it would probably be useful to other users to note how the answer might change if
- instead of being diabetic, I were old
- if I worked for a private university
- if I were a graduate student or lecturer instead of a professor.
PS I can't seem to find a tag for ADA issues; please someone with reputation add or create it.