Poor physical access to buildings creates barriers for some students,
while others can be excluded by inaccessible computers, access to
information on the Web or in libraries. However it is just as
important that housing, student union and support services take full
account of the needs of all students.
There is much that we all can do
to promote an inclusive approach to service provision that can minimise the need for individual support for students with disability while
enhancing the learning of all students.
The DDA, via
the Disability Standards for Education, requires institutions to take
reasonable steps to ensure that students with disability are able to
access support services on the same basis as students without
disability, and to access specialised support services.