Raising Standards and Capabilities in Disability Services at Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Singapore

Problem Statement

Lack of Consistent Support for Students with Disabilities in Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs)

IHLs in the United States, Europe and Austrailia are generally guided by standards and laws in delivering disability services. Disability services at Singapore IHLs tend to be unstructured and unsystematic. Often, assistance depends on the people and resources available at the time of request; in other words, by chance..


Raising Standards and Capabilities in the Provision of Disability Services in IHLs

The project aims to:

  • Pioneer the development of the basic set of guidelines for disability services in Singapore’s IHLs by contextualizing and localising international best practices;
  • Develop training programmes for disability services offices in IHLs, administrative staff and faculty to up-skill their capabilities in advancing learning access and inclusion, so that they can better support the learning needs of students with disabilities in IHLs.
  • Grantee

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    Singapore Management University (SMU)

  • Beneficiaries

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    Persons with disabilities

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Singapore Management University’s Diversity and Inclusion Office is committed to address inequities and empower the marginalized, and support diversity champions across campus.


Students with disabilities will be assured of greater equity and access to opportunities in IHLs. The disability support offices, faculty members and administrative staff in various post-secondary institutions will also be supported with more resources and training.