Barriers and enablers to inclusion of university students with disabilities in India and Australia

Poulomee Datta, Santoshi Halder, Joy Talukdar, Tania Aspland

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This study identified the barriers and enablers experienced by students with disabilities to access and participation in university environments in two different countries—India and Australia. It further provided insights into some effective strategies that can facilitate the full inclusion of such students in university settings. Semi-structured open-ended student interviews were the method of data collection. The participants were 16 first- to third-year university students in India and Australia who were diagnosed with visual, hearing, or physical impairment. These findings have implications for stakeholders for policy and practice level planning in inclusion for students with disabilities in university settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInclusion, equity and access for individuals with disabilities
Subtitle of host publicationinsights from educators across world
EditorsSantoshi Halder, Vassilios Argyropoulos
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9789811359620
ISBN (Print)9789811359613
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • barriers
  • enablers
  • students with disabilities
  • full inclusion
  • university settings

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