Enabling disability in higher education. A literature Review

Joanna Karellou


The participation of persons with disabilities to higher education institutions has started to be investigated more thoroughly in recent years, in various countries, particularly from the West. Studies and realities from the world are showing that the access and participation of students with disabilities as adult learners are increasing. The recent international documents like the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) of 2006 or the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 adopted by the European have enhanced their right for the equal opportunities in all educational levels. The present paper presents a review of the legislation adopted by different countries to comply with the prerequisites of integration of students with disabilities in Higher Education as well as the variety of support provided by universities to students with disabilities.


Accessibility; disability; higher education; review; support

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