The OU launched a new mobile access centre for disabled people at 1.00pm on Tuesday 20th November 2001. Maria Eagle MP, Minister (pictured) for Disabled People, was the guest of honour and will give a short speech. She inaugurated the OU / Halifax Access Bus with the help of one of our disabled students.
This is a special project which aims to provide new and additional support to disabled students studying with the OU. The mobile unit will visit potential students in their homes to help with the assessment of their needs, without them having to travel long distances for a basic assessment service. The project has been funded partly by HEFCE and partly by a generous grant from Halifax plc, now Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS).