Challenges and improvement of the rights of the students with disabilities in the educational process

Ananiev, Jovan and Denkova, Jadranka (2019) Challenges and improvement of the rights of the students with disabilities in the educational process. Knowledge – International Journal, 34 (2). pp. 381-385. ISSN 1857-923X/ 2545–4439 print

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The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the situation of the rights of students with disabilities in the educational process and to identify opportunities for their improvement. The paper provides the basic definitions of the rights of persons with disabilities in the educational process and the principles of reasonable adaptation. Here are the key findings from a focus group conducted, guidelines for assessing university accessibility and recommendations for overcoming the situation. Students with disabilities have problems with access to facilities and premises, adaptation of benches, room brightness, accessibility of teaching aids and teaching aids, accessibility of the electronic system and adaptation of the examination process. There is also the need to amend the statutes and other acts of universities to guarantee accessibility and adaptation of students with disabilities and reform budgeting mechanisms to improve conditions. The Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its domestic legislation creates a legal obligation on all public and private universities to create equal conditions to all students, including students with disabilities. There is also a need the state to create standards that meet the needs of universities and develop mechanisms to control their implementation. Standards need to be adopted by universities and take into account the experiences of prestigious European universities. Research has found that specific types of disability, such as dyslexia, are taken into account when providing adjustment. A key problem is the lack of opportunity for students to declare a certain disability when enrolling at a university. Keywords: disability, accessibility, adaptation, education process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Other humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Jadranka Denkova
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 09:51
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 09:51

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