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China: Government plans to improve education and other services for disabled people

Posted 10/06-11 at 18.31

The State Council unveiled (May 8, 2011) details of a five-year development plan. Over this period the government plans to offer the country's 83 million disabled citizens 12 years of free education, bolster public services, and offer more benefits t ...

UK: Universities letting down disabled students

Posted 26/05-10 at 18.20

A study by a student newspaper in Oxford found that the dropout rate of disabled students had more than doubled last year. Peter Quinn, senior disability officer at Oxford, says, "Our own survey also shows that across the board, disabled students ...

Call For Action Gordon Brown

Posted 03/02-09 at 20.47

The Alliance for Inclusive Education ALLFIE is calling all disabled people and their allies for action, because the UK Government is currently planning to reduce our rights in education. At the end of the ALLFIE article, we have reproduced a campa ...

Disability Equality: Promoting Positive Attitudes

Posted 21/01-09 at 12.40

In December, a research study by The Children’s Society found that about a third of children said they did not learn about disability at school. Under the Disability Equality Duty of the DAA the education system has a duty to promote positive at ...

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