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Sensory access in higher education: guidance report 2009

Making sure the campus environment doesn't disadvantage sensory impaired staff or students

Research into the experiences of disabled students suggests that students who are blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, or within the autistic spectrum can be disadvantaged by their campus environment.

This guidance was developed following an investigation to explore and understand some of the barriers to inclusion currently experienced by sensory impaired staff and students in higher education. The investigation revealed recommendations for estates managers, but also for a range of departments across institutions, including recommendations for management, support service providers and learning managers.

Areas covered include:

  • Management issues
  • Support service providers
  • Learning managers
  • Estate managers
  • Technical glossary
  • Sources of further information