Pupils: Hearing Impairment

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th April 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure deaf pupils will be able to access online teaching resources when schools and Higher education institutions are closed.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department recognises that many schools are already using online resources to enable children’s education to continue. We are working with the BBC and others to provide advice and support directly to schools and parents. As part of this, we will ensure appropriate consideration is given to how accessibility and inclusion arrangements can be supported.

The Department also recognises the steps that universities are taking to meet the needs of their students, in line with Office for Students’ expectations and Quality Assurance Agency’s guidance around considering the needs of students with disabilities.

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