Accessibility for disabled students should be embedded across the whole university

Policy Connect's Chief Executive Claudia Jaksch explores some real-life impact from our 2020 report Arriving At Thriving with Professor Kathryn Mitchell and Dr Jenna Townend from University of Derby. 

"Arriving at Thriving uncovered the reasons for continued disparity in higher education in the representation of disabled students, the quality of their experience, and their attainment, continuation and graduate outcomes."

"Since the report’s launch, policymakers have heeded calls for greater join-up of support between HE and employment by piloting an “adjustments passport”. Planned reforms to the Disabled Students’ Allowance remain a topic of interest for the sector. However, a truly holistic approach to these mechanisms is still needed for them to be truly effective for students."

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