Disabled Uni Students Need More Help


Services is patchy, different universities put accessibility and inclusion in Wilde different ends of the spectrum of importance for spending.

In my experience it also depends on your disability, if you fit in the right ‘box’ and your needs are straightforward it’s arguably slightly easier than if like me you have a more complex variety of needs.

I will say I have heard many horror story’s but also some of individual universities doing well.

Same Difference

Disabled students are calling on UK universities to do more to help them take part fully in campus life.

A study by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Trailblazers suggests many students are unable to access areas such as lecture theatres and libraries.

It says many institutions are failing to signpost key information such as details of accessible accommodation.

The Equality Challenge Unit said many universities were working hard to be as accessible and welcoming as possible.

The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 means it is illegal for education providers to treat disabled students less favourably because of their disability.

Accessibility

A Trailblazers’ survey of 100 UK universities found only half of those questioned confirmed that all teaching rooms, study rooms and libraries were fully accessible for students with mobility difficulties.

The research found half of universities questioned said that not all inter-campus transport was accessible.

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