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SpringerBriefs in Education

Enabling University

Impairment, (Dis)ability and Social Justice in Higher Education

Authors: Brabazon, Tara

  • Configures strategies to open our universities to staff and students with impairments
  • Considers how students and staff with differing needs move through university processes and spaces
  • Demonstrates why discussions of impairment and disability are integral to any educational programme or policy
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This work takes the most recent, interdisciplinary research and demonstrates how to make higher education institutions open, accessible and socially just for staff and students with disabilities. Combining the scholarly fields of media platform management, information literacy, internet studies, mobility studies and disability studies, this book offers a guide and method to consider how students and staff with differing needs move through university processes, spaces and interfaces. It captures the challenges and potentials of both the online and offline university. The key concept of the book is universal design. This term and theory is used to move beyond the medical and social model of disability that disconnect and separate the issues of disability and impairment from core societal concerns. This book confirms that most of us will be touched by impairment through our lives. When matched with the necessity to retrain and gain new skills for a post-recession future, there must be a renewed commitment to not only the widening participation agenda of higher education, but also the enabling of universities for men and women with impairments.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-12802-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12801-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enabling University
Book Subtitle
Impairment, (Dis)ability and Social Justice in Higher Education
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12802-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12802-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-12801-6
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 121
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations
Topics