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Candidate for the position of Disabled Students' Officer

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Isabelle Atkins

Isabelle is wheeling for Disabled Students' Officer

About me

  • Part-time PAIS stduent
  • Boar writer, Editor-in-Chief
  • Performs excellent wheelchair wheelies

What I've done so far:

  • Successfully challenged Warwick's part-time degree approach as indirectly discriminatory
  • Worked with the SU Societies Officer for disability accessibility criteria as part of the 'Inclusivity and Diversity' category of the SocsMark accredidation 
  • Increased disability visibility on campus, writing articles about disability issues and even interviewing Warwick Parlympian Kare Adenegan

What I want to improve now:

Campus Accessibility

  • Clearer accessible route signage
  • Installation of automatic doors throughout campus
  • More flexible seating in lectures – height-adjustable desks, non-bench seating, a choice of locations within the room
  • More Blue Badge parking and a zero-tolerance approach to disabled bay misuse
  • More non-accessible gender neutral toilet provision
  • Dedicated quiet spaces throughout campus

Degree Accessibility

  • Improved Intellectual Property policy so that lecturers feel secure in using LectureCapture in their teaching
  • Institutionalised part-time modes of study and flexible entry requirements 
  • More transparent mitigating circumstances procedures and formal training for decision-makers, especially around mental health
  • Allocated funds for medical certificates for those with chronic conditions

Social Accessibility

  • Mandatory Equal Ops officers for every society and sports team
  • Accessibility training for all societies/clubs
  • Creation of an Accessibility Action Plan alongside the SocsMark
  • Updated accessibile facilities guide
  • Installation of a lower height counter in the Duck/T-Bar 

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