Disabled college students ‘ignored’

Ireland“Students with disabilities are an afterthought in many Irish universities, a symposium of education experts was told today. The symposium, organised by the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD), was meeting to draft a Charter for Inclusive Teaching and Learning for third-level students. Ahead director Ann Heelan said universities needed to take the needs of students with disabilities into account when designing their courses. ‘At the moment it’s like building a house with a granny flat at the side. Students with disabilities are placed in the granny flat rather than in the main house instead of putting structures down within the main house so that every room is accessible’ …” (more)

[Aoife Carr, Irish Times, 28 April]

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