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There is a growing public awareness of the need to pay particular attention to the requirements of persons with disability. This involves the setting up of a user-friendly environment with specially designed facilities. The University of Malta is committed to the creation of such an environment and is working towards this goal through a joint Council and Senate Committee, the ACCESS Disability Support Committee, under the chairmanship of Pro-Rector Dr Carmen Sammut.

Regulations have been adapted to make the University more accessible to persons with disability. This is being achieved through examination arrangements, both before and after entry, designed to assist without giving undue advantage. These arrangements are applicable both to the University's public examinations (Matriculation and SEC) as well as to its Certificate, Diploma and Degree examinations.

Admission Regulations have been amended to make University courses more accessible. The physical environment on campus is also important. Ramps have been constructed and lifts written into the design of new buildings. Full access to all areas is not available yet, but much progress has been achieved.

The University has purchased appropriate equipment such as motorised wheel-chairs which are available to physically disabled students who do not have their own. Speech synthesizers, which allow for text to be read by computer, can also be provided along with other equipment enabling blind persons to use the latest computer technology.

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