disability



Are we abandoning accessibility measures?

25th March 2022

Are we forgetting the valuable lessons about accessibility that have been brought about by the pandemic?  In some ways, lockdowns have been a godsend in terms of accessibility, particularly in the workplace and university. In other aspects, it’s been a nightmare. Of course, for many people who are disabled or chronically or mentally ill, there ...


Disability Service expansion sees three new advisors

22nd November 2021

The University’s Disability Service has hired three new advisors to help with high demand. The University has expanded its disability service by hiring three new advisors to the service. These new advisers began working at the service several weeks ago. The advisers will tend to the varied and specific needs of hundreds of staff and students and ...


A Love Letter to My Eyes

14th October 2021

Zein Al Maha Oweis discusses the ways her visual impairment has opened the doors for a richer, fuller life.  Dear Eyes, We have been on such a wild and crazy adventure together these past 27 years. Starting at six years old when you were diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), meaning that I would have tunnel ...


Eco-ableism and the climate crisis

22nd September 2021

How important is it to include disabled people in discussions around the climate crisis? With COP26 coming to Glasgow in November, the Scottish Government has announced the creation of the First Minister’s Environmental Council, a group of world-leading scientists and climate professionals established to advise the government on environmental issues. As was noted by Nicola ...


UofG changes exam policy after it was criticised as “unlawful”

27th April 2021

University changes exam policies under public and legal pressure to accommodate disabilities. After coming under significant pressure the University has changed its exam procedure for this coming diet and is reinstating the provision of extra time for students with disabilities. Under the initial policy for this diet, only students who normally received 100% extra time ...