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A disabled secondary student gives a tour of his school, highlighting the special adjustments that enable him to get around in a wheelchair.
Pupils with disabilities have an equal right to participate in all aspects of school life, which means they must be able to access all parts of the school building.
Essential features include doors that open automatically, or at the push of a button, lifts to access all floors and ramps instead of steps. What's often overlooked is providing enough turning space in corridors and adjustable desks and sinks.
Schools are not expected to make all the necessary alterations overnight but they are required to have plans in place to improve access, if they do not have a student in a wheelchair.
The video is part of a series on measures that must be taken by schools to comply with disability equality legislation.
Part of the series: Disability Equality