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Disabled students welcome one-stop help

Disability support offices being set up in universities, polytechnics, ITE colleges

Published on Mar 20, 2014 7:33 AM

Like many other undergraduates with special needs, accountancy major Daniel Seah was not sure which department to go to for help when he joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) three years ago.

The 24-year-old has brittle bone disease, a genetic condition which leaves him prone to injuries.

His father, Mr Seah Hong Tiang, 67, a retired cabby, still carries him to seats in lecture theatres because it is too difficult for his son to climb the steps using his wheelchair. "We take different modules in different faculties. So if we need help away from our main faculty, who do we turn to?" said Mr Seah.

From this year, they will be able to turn to a disability support office, which will serve as a one-stop help point.

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