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Educating university teachers: participation and access issues for students who have a disability Kym Fraser and Ellen Sanders
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At this moment in time there are more people in the community identifying that they have a disability than at any other point in history. This fact is due mainly to:

• an ageing population and people developing disabilities as they age; • people with pre-existing disabilities living longer, mainly as a result of

significant improvements in diagnosis, medicine and medical technology; and

• changes in social attitudes meaning that more people are comfortable about identifying as having a disability.