How to apply for an AU audit degree from the International Institute for Human Rights (IHR)
A study released by the International Association of People with Intellectual Disabilities found that some universities have turned their back on applicants with disabilities who are unable to pay for their accommodation and accommodation expenses.
According to the study, published by the IHR, some AU universities have “turned a blind eye to the fact that applicants with disability cannot afford accommodation” because they “are not able to pay the accommodation costs.”
The report said that “the AU’s policy of not accepting applicants with physical or mental disabilities who do not have sufficient financial means” was in breach of its obligations under the Human Rights Convention, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.
The AU has stated that it does not discriminate against applicants with intellectual disabilities, but the report found that “it is still difficult for many applicants to access the accommodation they need, or even to access their accommodation plans.”
According to IHR: AU’s admissions policy for applicants with severe intellectual disability was amended in September 2019, following complaints about students’ inability to pay their rent.IHR noted that the policy did not specify that the university should provide accommodation for “the cost of living or other expenses,” and it also said that the AU’s refusal to pay accommodation expenses to students with intellectual disability “has led to significant disruption to their lives and the lives of their families.”
The AU is “a significant participant in the global human rights movement, but has not always been consistent in respecting its obligations and obligations under international law,” the report stated.
“This has led to an imbalance between its international obligations and its actions, particularly in respect of the right to accommodation.”AU spokesman Richard Glynn told the Washington Free Beacon in a statement that the institution “does not discriminate on the grounds of disability.”
He added that “we are committed to the principles of inclusion and equity.”
The IHR report comes on the heels of a series of news stories in which universities have denied the needs of students with disabilities.
In August, a student from New Zealand University claimed that her “lifestyle was disrupted” by an AU policy that “sends her back to her roots” and denied her the right of access to “an educational environment that includes her physical and mental health and wellbeing.”
A student from the University of Western Australia (UWA) was denied accommodation for a year after her accommodation had been cancelled because she did not have enough money to pay rent.
The university later admitted that the “admission process was not rigorous enough,” and apologized for the “inconsistencies” in the process.