Webinar for Access and inclusion for students with disabilities higher education network – in selected countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

On 4th May 2021, project partners came together online to deliver a webinar on the project and future directions to 65 delegates across the UK, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. The webinar discussed the results from appreciative inquiry events across the four country perspectives, and what steps need to be taken in the future to ensure equity for disabled students in higher education.

Webinar delivered on 4 May 2021
Prof Clouder introducing the context of the project.

The importance of technology, facilities, teaching and learning support, financial support, training for staff, and awareness raising were all identified as important factors from the different country perspectives gathered from students and staff at each University. Elements of good practice were also highlighted, including peer support and buddying systems.

Delegates engaged in the question and answer session to discuss the greatest barriers to be faced, and the project team are currently scoping new opportunities for funded research to scale up the major research questions that were identified, including how policy is implemented into practice in the most effective and impactful ways.