Students with visual impairments

Benn made this Freedom of Information request to University of Aberdeen

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Dear University of Aberdeen,

Please could you provide the following information:
The number of registered students with a visual impairment
The number of students with visual impairments that are text to speech users
The number of students with visual impairments that are screen reader users
The total number of students

Yours faithfully,

Benn

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Benn

I refer to your email of 9 July 2018 requesting information on University investments.

In order for your request to be valid, please would you confirm your full name in the body of your request. This is a requirement of freedom of information legislation: further information is available on the Scottish information Commissioner’s website at: http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/Law/F....

Yours sincerely,
Iain Gray

University Data Protection Officer
University of Aberdeen

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Dear University of Aberdeen,
My full name is Benn Hodgkiss, please would you be able to confirm when you will respond to my request.

Yours faithfully,

Benn

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Mr Hodgkiss

Thank you for confirmation of your name.

I shall respond as soon as possible and, in any case, within twenty working days of the message you sent today.

Please note that we may not be able to supply all the information you have requested owing to the way that disabilities are recorded on our student record system. We will endeavour to provide as much information as possible however.

Yours sincerely,
Iain Gray

University Data Protection Officer
University of Aberdeen

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Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Benn Hodgkiss

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI 2018-225

I refer to your emails of 9 July and 17 July requesting information relating to students with visual impairments at the University of Aberdeen.

Your request has now been considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, ‘the Act’.

I can confirm that the total number of registered students at the University for the academic year 2017/18 was 17,149, of which 20 declared a visual impairment.

Our student record system does not further categorise students into those that are text to speech users and those that are screen reader users, so I am unable to provide information in response to your other questions. Please accept this message as a notice under section 17(1) of the Act that the University does not hold that information.

Should you be dissatisfied with this response, you have the right under the Act to request a review. A request for review must be made within 40 working days of the date of this reply. It must include your name and address for correspondence and specify the request for information and the grounds for dissatisfaction with the decision. Please send your request for review to our mailbox, [University of Aberdeen request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the University’s internal review, you have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of the date of receipt of the University’s review response. Details on how to make an appeal to the Commissioner are available at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal. Should you remain dissatisfied with the Commissioner’s decision, you have a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.

Yours sincerely,
Iain Gray

University Data Protection Officer
University of Aberdeen

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