Challenges and opportunities from the student point of view:
How the student with a disability sees it:
- Internal Support
(I liken it to a game of snakes and ladders in which the disabled student needs to avoid both, which sounds inequitable: ladders they cannot climb for lack of access and snakes that pose a problem to them that are avoidable or inconsequential to others).
- Working with the way a lecture or tutor responds
- Software - and its foibles.
Making time to proof read
- Preference for 'lively discourse' to essays and exams
- Using the extra time given
- Use note takers
- Use the tools on offer: closed caption video, recorder system.
Influences the choice of university
- Copying missed information from friends
- Finding out you're not the only student with a disability
- Dissertation needs not to be the only way to assessThe right motivation at the right time
- Having to work through pain
- Doesn't like the fuss
- Communication a big issue
Alcohol and the student union
Lecturer sounded like a guinea-pig