Information for students with disabilities
- By: Nigel Gray, Rhona MacDonald
Eleven UK medical schools still do not provide adequate disability related information on their websites despite being made aware of this a year ago, according to a new report the Sequel to Pushing the Boat Out.1 The study, which also included dental and veterinary schools, is the follow up study to Pushing the Boat Out,2 which was published a year ago. Both studies are part of the DIVERSE project (funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England), which aims to improve the provision for disabled students in veterinary medicine, medicine, and dentistry.
The focus of Pushing the Boat Out was how UK medical, dental, and veterinary schools differ in the information offered on their websites to potential applicants with disabilities. At that time, only 13 schools had information that could be considered anywhere near adequate for an applicant seeking disability related information. (Having information on a website can be