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Enable disabled students equal access to buildings and facilities

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We, the undersigned, find it wholly unacceptable that City University has failed in its duty under the Equality Act 2010 to provide equal access to its facilities for disabled students. We demand that City University take immediate remedial action to redress its discriminatory treatment of disabled students.

As has been officially recognised by City University, it is nearly impossible for students with limited mobility and movement control to use the card swipe system to gain entry to certain buildings and facilities inside them, including the Law Library. The University has recognised their obligation to provide accessible facilities to all students, and their legal and moral duties to make reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act. Despite promising to resolve these issues on several occasions, no action has been taken.

Failure to make these adjustments means that disabled students are unable to access the library on equal terms with non-disabled students. We find this discriminatory treatment absolutely unacceptable, especially given the increasing need for access to library resources during the examination period.

We demand that City University ends this unlawful disability discrimination and immediately implements permanent solutions ensuring equal access for all students, regardless of disability, which have been approved by those parties affected.

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