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What are the barriers for students with disabilities to choose a professional career?

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Karol
28 July 2021
What are the barriers for students with disabilities to choose a professional career?

What are the barriers for students with disabilities to choose a professional career?

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Flora Leung
28 July 2021

No problem 😉

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Karol
28 July 2021

Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation.

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Flora Leung
28 July 2021

In addition to the general barriers students with disabilities experience in entering higher education, those who choose a professional career, for example in engineering, law and medicine, experience additional barriers. The lack of clarity regarding decision-making about admission criteria as well as the position of practical placements has, for example, been problematic. Where professional or registration bodies stipulate that certain competencies need to be met before practicing rights are granted (e.g. nursing), universities are placed in the difficult situation where the needs of their students with disabilities, who may require adjustments or accommodations to facilitate the demonstration of such competencies are not met. Regarding admission criteria, Roberts (2004) for example found in a study on four medical schools in the United Kingdom that there was no standardization regarding admission criteria for students with disabilities. This means that an applicant with the same disability may get accepted at one medical school while rejected at another. The result has been that people with disabilities are globally underrepresented in the professions, with lower academic achievement and employment success.

Roberts, T (2004). Medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine: disabled students. Disabled students-Disabled doctors and time for change? Mini-project topic, http://www.Itsn-01.ac.uk/resources/features/docs/roberts.pdf [accessed 11th February 2008]

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