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OTD 1972: ‘Full College Education’ for disabled students

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OTD 1972: ‘Full College Education’ for disabled students

On this Day, May 4th, 1972…

Derek Hobson reports from Hereward College at Tile Hill in Coventry: the first college to offer a full education to disabled students.

The ATV Today feature includes shots of students in the college café and library as well as views of students in a nearby pub. Derek Hobson talks to students Jeff Underwood and Sharon Walker, about their experiences and specific interests.

Underwood has produced a sculpture in tin cans and Walker is hoping for secretarial qualifications. The college principal, Arthur McAllister, is also interviewed concerning the achievement of the college which has been eleven years in the planning stages and currently has an intake of twenty-five.

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