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Title:Access constraints experienced by physically disabled students at a South African higher education institution
Authors:Engelbrecht, L.
de Beer, J.J.
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:people with disabilities
higher education
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2014.935003
Abstract:Current developments in government law and policies have created the hope that people living with a disability will enjoy the same rights and privileges as the non-disabled. Unfortunately, only 2.8 per cent of disabled persons have access to higher education. The aim of this study was to determine if a group of students, living with a physical disability, experienced constraints with regard to access to a South African higher education institution. This study, following a two-phase sequential mixed method approach, consisted of a questionnaire survey, a focus group discussion, and individual interviews. It was found that students living with a physical disability experienced constraints relating to the accessibility of the relevant higher education institution. Since access constraints affect the lives of students living with a disability, it is necessary to provide guidelines to universities on how to address these challenges. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]