Today (Wednesday 15th July), the Disabled Students' Commission have released their report 'Three months to make a difference' in response to COVID-19, highlighting the key areas of challenge for disabled students requiring urgent action from institutions and policy makers in HE.
Sara Khan, NUS Vice President Liberation and Equality, comments:
“At NUS, we know from our own research that disabled students have had significant challenges during the Coronavirus pandemic, including difficulties engaging with online learning and disruption to the personal support they need to undertake their courses.
“This timely report outlines the challenges that still lie ahead next year as the pandemic’s effects continue. If we are to ensure disabled students are able to access education then universities, colleges and students’ unions must prioritise the needs of disabled students, working with those students wherever possible as the experts on their own lives.”