First chancellor with acknowledged disability to fight ‘attitude problem’

Australia’s first university chancellor who identifies as having a disability says things have improved since the days when his law studies revolved around whatever resources he could obtain in Braille or reel-to-reel audio tape.

“I had a smaller range of material,” said lawyer and disability advocate Graeme Innes, who was born blind. “My challenge was that I had to know that material better than other students who could research more broadly than I could.”

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Education, Training, Early Intervention, Employment

Author:
John Ross

Source:
Times Higher Education

Date published:
Mon 29th Aug, 2022