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Disability Resource Centre: Notice

The Disability Resource Centre is now open for members of the University to drop in and meet staff who are there to provide specialist advice and support for both disabled students and staff. There is also a new Resources Room which houses an expanding collection of books, leaflets, newsletters, videos, and tapes on disability topics. The Disability Resource Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seminar

A seminar, entitled The impact of the proposed Special Educational Needs Act and the role of the Disability Rights Commission, will be given from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Monday, 26 March, in the Syndics Room, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Michael Devenney, a Commissioner on the Disability Rights Commission, will make a presentation on the impact of this new legislation on disabled students in higher education. The Special Educational Needs Act will give disabled students new rights to accessing education and set new standards in services to disabled students. The presentation will also look at the role of the Disability Rights Commission, which currently enforces disabled people's rights under the Disability Discrimination Act. All are welcome. Further information is available from Judith Jesky, Disability Resource Centre, Silver Street, Cambridge (tel. (3)32301, e-mail jmj28@cam.ac.uk).


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Cambridge University Reporter, 14 March 2001
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