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AcademicNews: "It's Time" Campaigners commend UJ's response to their demands

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"It's Time" Campaigners commend UJ's response to their demands

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The University of Jordan has responded to the demands of students with disabilities through their campaign " It's Time " by studying the allowance of additional time for students with disabilities (60%), the allocation of separate rooms far from the main halls to avoid confusion and providing educational materials to contribute to conducting examinations in a way that promotes equal opportunities with the rest of students.

 

The Campaign started on campus on the third of December 2012; the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

 

Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh, UJ president in turn confirmed the legitimacy of those demands, based on legitimate rights confirmed by international laws and conventions, promising to take actions to achieve those demands.

 

Previously, Tarawneh announced that the University is interested in providing all possible means to help students with disabilities; from awarding fee Waivers, to providing sign language interpreters and facilitating student movement.

 

"UJ's decision to adopt our demands raised our spirits especially that some have been applied on the ground, which confirms the seriousness of the University to attain equal opportunities in order to achieve the principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities," Said campaign Coordinator and Spokeswoman, Hadeel Abu Soufa.

 

Abu Soufa added that the attempt of the Deanship of Students Affairs to generalize this decision deserves recognition and praise; it also contributes to the development of the University of Jordan and places it at the forefront of universities that offer services to students with disabilities.

 

Abu Soufa hoped that Deans' Council adopts this resolution to become a permanent constitution at the University.

 

The Campaign was launched under the slogan "Removing Barriers to Create an Inclusive and Accessible Society for All", to demand the rights of students with disabilities in education on the basis of equal opportunities and without any form of discrimination in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified by Jordan and published in the official newspaper in 2008.

 

It also aims to apply the terms of national legislation and conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in regards to environmental requirements and accommodation, so that they can attain their education and have access to various university facilities.

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1/21/2013

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