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ERIC Number: EJ994280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Barriers Impacting Students with Disabilities at a Hong Kong University
Gilson, Christie L.; Dymond, Stacy K.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v25 n2 p103-118 Sum 2012
A qualitative study was conducted to examine the barriers to postsecondary education experienced by students with disabilities in Hong Kong and the impact of those barriers. Data were gathered from six students with disabilities, their instructors, and university staff with whom they interacted to procure disability-related services using participant observations and semi-structured interviews. Barriers clustered in the areas of architecture, environment, systems, instructor- and classroom-related, student-generated, and the lack of evaluation. Implications are presented for increasing access to postsecondary programs for students with disabilities in Hong Kong as well as for international students who enroll in programs in the United States.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong