Students with Visual Impairments

Michelle made this Freedom of Information request to University of the Highlands and Islands

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Dear University of the Highlands and Islands,

Please could you provide the following information for the current academic year (2017-2018):
The number of registered students with a visual impairment
The number of students are text to speech users
The number of students are screen reader users
The total number of students

Yours faithfully,

Michelle

FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Michelle

RE: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Thank you for your enquiry, which has been logged and passed to the relevant department within the University for processing. Please quote reference number FOI 067 should you need to contact the University regarding this request.

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If you have any questions regarding your request for information then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Christine Shaw
Corporate Governance Officer
DDI / Fòn: 01847 889380
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FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Michelle

Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

I refer to your request for information received on the 17th July 2018, relating to Students with Visual Impairments - request number FOI 067.

Your Question:
Please could you provide the following information for the current academic year (2017-2018):
The number of registered students with a visual impairment. The number of students are text to speech users. The number of students are screen reader users The total number of students.

Our Response:
In 2017/18 the university had 4,083 undergraduate students. Of those seven declared themselves as blind or having a serious visual impairment. We no not hold details on text to speech or screen reader users.

Please note that the University of the Highlands and Islands operates as a collegiate federal partnership comprising of thirteen independent further and higher education colleges, specialist colleges and research institutions. A list of contact details for our partner organisations is available at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/campuses and further information about the University is available online at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en

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Fife
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Finally, should you wish to discuss the contents of this response then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Christine Shaw
Corporate Governance Officer
DDI / Fòn: 01847 889380

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