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ERIC Number: ED441172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85338-524-7
FE College Disability Statements: An Evaluation.
Faraday, Sally; Maudslay, Liz
This document, which is intended for individuals involved in writing and reviewing college disability statements, summarizes the results of a Further Education Development Agency evaluation of the disability statements of 432 further education (FE) colleges throughout England. Chapter 1 examines the extent to which the individual FE colleges' disability statements meet the criteria specified in 1996 regulations governing FE colleges' disability statements. Included throughout Chapter 1 are numerous examples of good practice in 423 (98%) of the policy statements that indicate the institutions' commitment to respond flexibly to all students, including those with disabilities. The examples illustrate policy statements by focusing on the following items: overall policy, admissions arrangements, education facilities and support, other support, examination arrangements, physical access, and complaints and appeals procedures. Chapter 2 evaluates the disability statements in terms of their style, format, and accessibility. Special attention is paid to the following aspects of the statements: title; length and size; presentation (word processed versus printed); and availability in alternate forms. Fifty-one examples/figures are included. Appended are the following: text of "The Education (Disability Statements for Further Education Institutions) Regulations 1996: Guidance for Colleges in the FE Sector in England"; framework for evaluation; and interview schedules. (MN)
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom (7.50 British pounds). Tel: 020-7840-5302; Fax: 020-7840-5401; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).; Skill: National Bureau of Students with Disabilities, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)