Disability Equality

Katie Bourke from Adaptable Solutions worked with TY students to increase their knowledge and understanding of disability. Through this practical workshop, Katie challenged the students to think differently, as all too often attitudes to disability can be thought of in terms of “us and them”.  The girls’ eyes were opened to the needs of those with disabilities and the fact that disability is learning to do every-day tasks in a non-traditional or different way.

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In order for the girls to understand this concept fully, they carried out a variety of every-day tasks from many different perspectives – with loss of sight, hearing and mobility being experienced.  These activities highlighted the barriers and obstacles faced by those with a disability on a daily basis and the skill-set required to overcome them. The activities also placed emphasis on what the girls can do in order to be advocates for disability equality in society. We thank Katie for continuing to provide this important learning experience for our students.