• Issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission
  • Applicable to HKU staff and students
  • Provide guidelines on eliminating disability discrimination and harassment in educational establishments

BASIC GUIDELINES

  • Respect persons with a disability as others
  • Do not make assumptions about the abilities and needs of persons with a disability
  • Discuss directly with the persons with disabilities regarding their needs

STUDENT ADMISSION

  1. Admission information available in accessible formats to cater for different needs
  2. Use consistent selection criteria:
    • Reasonable and relevant to the purpose of selection
    • Make no assumptions about the students' abilities
    • Involve no indirect discrimination
  3. Inform applicants of the availability of reasonable accommodation
  4. Train staff on disability and discrimination

CURRICULUM

  • Ensure that students with a disability have access to the same subjects, teachers and classrooms as other students
  • Provide reasonable accommodation to students with a disability who have difficulties in following the curriculum

ASSESSMENT

  • Ensure that assessment methods do not discriminate against students with a disability
  • Provide reasonable accommodation
    e.g. allow longer examination time for students with writing difficulties

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON STUDENTS' DISABILITIES

  • Purpose is to provide reasonable accommodation
  • Seek information only when necessary and keep it confidential

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Arrange accessible venues for classes or examinations for students with a disability
  • Provide an accessible environment to persons with a disability unless there is unjustifiable hardship
  • Websites should be accessible to persons with a disability especially those with visual impairment

GENERAL LIABILITY

  • Discriminators would be held legally liable
  • The University may also be held liable, unless it can show that it has taken all reasonably practicable precautions

ENQUIRIES

Enquiries can be directed to the Equal Opportunity Unit,
Tel: 3917 5115
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.hku.hk/eounit

Enquiries relating to equal opportunity issues including sexual harassment are welcome as well.

 


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