11th January 2000

 

ACCESS CENTRE FOR DISABLED OPENS ON CAMPUS

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has been accredited as a member of the National Federation of Access Centres.

 

The new ULH Access Centre will provide a regional service from its bases in

Hull and Lincoln, evaluating the needs of people with disabilities and

helping them to secure education and training.

 

The 27 Access Centres that form the national network in the UK are recognised by the Department for Education and Employment, local education authorities and the

Employment Service.

 

The new Access Centre forms part of the university’s Disability Access Resources and Technology Service (DART).

 

“We have been working alongside the National Federation of Access Centres for the past five years and are very pleased to have received accreditation which publicly recognises ULH as a centre of excellence in respect of enabling technologies and

disability,” said DART manager Steve Metcalfe.

 

Accreditation was only confirmed after a detailed inspection and evaluation of DART’s assessment facilities and procedures on campus.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk