Accessibility at universities is ‘a moral obligation’: advocate
Published on May 19 2010
As a university student, Rabia Kedhr was accommodated, but she wasn’t always included. And that’s something higher education needs to change, she says.
In a May 14 speech in Brock’s Sankey Chamber, the well-known accessibility advocate recalled, as a blind student, having to study alone in a room in the library. There was equipment to accommodate her, she said, but she was excluded from the normal study tips, gossip and other student bonding.
Kedhr’s talk was sponsored by the Office of Human Rights and Equity Services and the University Accessibility Co-ordinator.