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Call to avoid reversing support for disabled students

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Disabled Students’ Commission sets out priorities for 2022-23 in annual report

Universities must be “wary” about removing support for disabled students that was put in place during the pandemic as they start to look beyond Covid-19, the Disabled Students’ Commission has warned.

In the DSA’s second annual report, released on 5 April, the commission said that although it would focus on creating a “radical” agenda to improve disabled students’ experiences next year, it would “further explore the deepening impact of Covid-19 on disabled students’ experiences”. It will also “explore what lessons have been learnt within the sector to date that should be channelled into a post-pandemic, accessible model of higher education”, the report said.

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