Message from Chair DISABILITY MAINSTREAMING
The University recognizes Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) as a distinct group whose needs, capacities and aspirations require special attention as per the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. Disability Mainstreaming Committee articulates the University’s commitment to the provisions of equitable opportunities to all persons with disabilities, and ensures that their life on campus is fulfilling and rewarding.
Disability Committee Services Vision
To Mainstream Disability in all operations of Kibabii University.
Disability Committee Services Mission
The mission of Kibabii University Disability Mainstreaming Committee is to ensure full and unfettered participation of students and staff with disabilities in all the affairs of the university through formulation and implementation of sustainable Disability Policies.
Disability Committee Services Objectives
- Enhance early identification, assessment, intervention, rehabilitation and placement of PWDs in their learning and work environment;
- Enable staff and students with disabilities participate fully in the educational, social, and leisure activities in the university;
- Facilitate staff, students and service providers to deliver quality services to PWDs
- Ensure that the environment of the university is disability friendly; and
- Create awareness in and sensitize all members of the university community on matters relating to disability.
Students with Learning Disabilities
The university will undertake an individualised assessment of the needs of students with learning disabilities, where necessary and provide the support required such as:
- Medical attention;
- Extra examination time; and
- Progressively provide alternative learning or examination mode, or both.
Students with Physical Disabilities
The university will constantly work towards the modification of its physical environment to make it conducive to students with physical disabilities by working with stakeholders such as NCPWD to provide the following facilities and more as may be possible:
- Orthopaedic aids such as crutches and wheelchairs,
- Voice recognition software to enable students who cannot use their hands to manipulate the computers, and
- Extra examination time where needed.
Students with Hearing Impairment
Where possible, university will work towards providing the following facilities to students with hearing impairment:
- Hearing aids;
- Sign language interpreters;
- Give out course materials in all units offered in the university;
- Modification of examination questions (preserving content while eliminating Superfluous words); and
- Adaptive ICT with visual prompts.
Students with Visual Impairment
The university will work with partners to facilitate the acquisition of these facilities to students with visual impairment:
- Campus mobility orientation;
- Provision of white canes;
- Footpaths conducive to the use of white canes;
- Lifts with audio prompts;
- Adaptive ICT (screen-readers, screen magnifiers, braille displays and braille embossers);
- Adaptive ICT training prior to commencement of studies at the university;
- Digitalisation of university documents; and
- Mobilisation of volunteer readership support from fellow students one hour per week of readership per volunteer.