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Money to help people with disabilities access further education welcomed

12 September, 2013


Sinn Féin spokesperson on Employment and Learning Bronwyn McGahan has welcomed the injection of £500,000 to help students with disabilities to participate in further education.

 Ms. McGahan stated,

 “It is important that people with disabilities have the same opportunities to attend further education and attain a third level education as everyone else.

 “The announcement by the DEL Minister Stephen Farry today of an extra £500,000 will ensure that many more courses will be opened up to people with disabilities.

 “This money will go towards support mechanisms from ensuring disability access to classrooms to purchasing specialist equipment to help people with disabilities with sight or hearing difficulties.

 “It will also see more personal support to those who need someone to help with issues such as interpretation and note taking.

 “This decision today by the Minister to increase this fund to £2m will help deliver equality for those suffering from disabilities and allow more people to access a third level education that will enhance their employment chances.”

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