My project survey, "Disabled Student Access at Staffordshire University", has been live for two weeks now. Big thanks to everyone who’s completed it – over 100 responses so far is better than I’d imagined!
Any disabled students who haven’t completed it, you still can at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RNLKPFK . It only takes around ten minutes to complete, and everyone who completes it and enters their email at the end gets put into a prize draw to win a £20 high street voucher.
Although the focus on campus access may seem more relevant to students with mobility or sensory impairments, there are things which could potentially affect students with other impairments too. (Of course, if while filling out the survey you feel that a question isn't relevant to your experience of disability, you can leave it blank and move onto the next one).
In addition to the survey aspect of my SAP project, over the next couple of weeks I will be creating a few case studies. Each of these will focus on an individual student, talking in detail about their experience at Staffs as a disabled student. Thanks to those who've already agreed to take part, but of course it'd be great to have more. If you'd like more details on this, please do let me know.
Over the next couple of weeks I'll be going round campus taking photos of some of the places identified in both the survey and case studies as having access issues - fingers crossed it stays warm and sunny!
At the end of my project, I’ll be presenting these case studies and the survey findings to the University, highlighting any areas of campus access which should be improved based on the feedback.
It’s been really interesting hearing what issues affect other disabled students and their experiences – both good and not so good – of accessibility at Staffs.
The survey closes for responses this Friday (7th June). So next week begins the big task of analysing all the results!