Disabled students in London under-represented in higher education, Greater London Authority report finds

Disabled people are under-represented in post-16 education in London and face disadvantage in the system, according to a report published by the Greater London Authority yesterday.
Disabled students in the capital said staff attitudes and access to building and aids were the most significant barriers to education, the report found.
Higher education institutions had “very varied” approaches on whether they took disabled students, while older disabled students were particularly under-represented.
Disabled further education students with good academic potential were also under-achieving, and nearly a third were worried about support, transport or accommodation, the report said.
The Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said he wanted to work to remove barriers to greater participation of disabled students and deliver more effective equality of opportunity.
There are currently more than 63,000 disabled people studying in the capital’s further and higher education institutions.
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