What is functional diversity?
The Discrimination Act (2008:567) defines disability in Chapter 1. 5 § as: "permanent physical, mental or endowment limitations on the functioning of a person which, as a result of an injury or illness, existed at birth, have subsequently or are expected to occur." Therefore, it is something that a person has, not something that a person is.
Temporary restrictions on a person's ability to function aren't defined as a disability within the Discrimination Act.
Inadequat accessibility is when a person with a disability is disadvantaged through a failure to take reasonable accessibility measures that would put that person in a comparable situation with others without the disability.
Examples of disabilities eligible for educational support
- neuropsychiatric impairment (NPF)
- phsychical disability
- phisical impairments
- visual impairment
- hearing loss/deafness
- other medical conditions affecting the study situation
If you are not sure if your functional diversity qualifies for support, please contact the coordinator to learn more.