Mahalli is communications officer and a researcher with the Australia-Indonesia Disability Research and Advocacy Network (AIDRAN). He is also a researcher at Center for Disability Studies and Services Brawijaya University (PSLD UB).

Dr Dina Afrianty, Slamet Thohari, Tommy Firmanda and Mahalli write that the Covid-19 pandemic may force teachers to get up to speed with technology that can improve access to education for students with disabilities.