All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry works to ensure no member of its community – student and tutors – is disadvantaged because of a disability. As well as ensuring that all teaching venues are wheelchair accessible and all documentation is available to screen readers, we have experience in providing resources to support students with a range of accessibility issues.
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As a wheelchair user I have to say I had some misgivings before starting the course. However, I have found staff and students very supportive and understanding and always ready to help with any difficulties. I would encourage anyone with a disability who feels called to Readership or Ordination not to be put off by disability issues but simply to follow God’s call.Izzy Schafer, curate
As well as working with students with mobility and visual issues, All Saints has a particular history in working with deaf students. One of our regular course tutors on the Service & Leadership module is Rev Dr Hannah Lewis, who is deaf and has acted as a Director of Studies for a deaf student – in 2013 All Saints had two deaf students licensed as Readers in different dioceses. All Saints staff have been involved in work with the national network of deaf chaplains and Hannah Lewis acts as module leader for the Chaplaincy with the Deaf Community module, which is accessed by a range of practitioners and students from around the country.
“Both as a tutor with a disability and as director of studies for a Deaf student I have always found the course staff willing to be creative and flexible to ensure full access to the course”Rev Dr Hannah Lewis, Liverpool Diocese Deaf team