Evolution of Service Provision ? Dealing with Changes in Supporting Students with Disabilities in Higher Education
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ICCHP 2010 - International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs
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In a perfect world, supporting students with disabilities in Higher Education enables individuals
with a disability and / or chronic illness that fulfil the formal prerequisites to enter tertiary education
and, by facilitating to follow an educational path corresponding to their personal skills and
competences, it opens up career paths and job opportunities different from ?traditional? jobs for
people with disabilities and finally fosters social integration.
In real life, the proportion of people with disabilities in Higher Education is far smaller than the
number of individuals leaving secondary education and this group is further diminishing during
their time in Higher Education until successfully entering the first labour market at a position
corresponding to personal abilities, knowledge, skills and competences.
Many issues are to be sorted out before, during and after Higher Education ? issues resulting from
specific needs that might arise from a disability or chronic illness, issues connected to a specific
study scheme, issues connected to Assistive Technologies (AT) and Information and
Communication Technologies (ICT) in use? but first and foremost issues that should be part of a
most flexible, interactive and reliable support framework in order to create possibilities and
facilitate pathways that are, at least to some extent, similar to a ?perfect world?- scheme.