Arriving at thriving: learning from disabled students to ensure access for all

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Author: Hector, Megan


The Higher Education Commission embarked on this inquiry in July 2019, following a review of the existing research into disabled students' experiences. 2020 is a landmark year for the anniversaries of three of the most important pieces of UK legislation for disabled people. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, and the 10th anniversary of the Equality Act. This legislation pushed society to take strides forward in its treatment of disabled people: protecting disabled people from...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disability; Higher education; Equity; Students; Teaching and learning; Employment; Culture and society; Providers of education and training; Participation

Keywords: People with disability; Access to education and training; Social aspects; Transition from education and training to employment; Learning experience; Learning support; Social inclusion; Barrier; Legal aspect; Student services; Financial aspects; Career guidance

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Policy Connect, 2020

Physical description: 91 p.

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Co-chairs of the Higher Education Commission: Philip Norton, David Blunkett, and Kathryn Mitchell

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 142.1004

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