Filling the gap: Students with disabilities and their perceptions about higher education accommodations in Greece

Joanna Karellou


The integration of students with disabilities has arisen in the discussion since the beginning of the 18th century making it an issue for international educational politics. The present paper reflects on the views about obstacles and facilitators of academic success faced by students with a variety of disabilities in Greek postsecondary education. Participants communicate their experiences through an electronic form with open ended questions. Their remarks are evaluated according to the method of Content Thematic Analysis and indicated that for the majority of the participants, attempts to fully engage and access knowledge within Higher Education has been confronted by a great lack of support in terms of environmental access, academic barriers, policy adaptations, discrimination and encouragement of independence.


accessibility; content thematic analysis; disability; Greece; higher education

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