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“If it weren’t for my parents, I would have dropped out.” Deaf first year student left with little support from UCL
Daniel is a deaf first year student who started started studying at UCL in September, however by the end of first term he was already close to dropping out. Until Christmas his access to lectures was severely restricted as UCL failed to provide him with a reliable British Sign Language interpreter. His experience shows how unprepared UCL is to fulfil its legal obligation of providing access and support to disabled students.
Some lecture slides are impossible to decipher, some contain poor puns, and then there are those which are simply tone…