A Survey of Facilities and Services Available for Students with Special Education Needs in Universities
Author(s) : Samina Ashraf, Ghulam Fatima, Mohsin Tauqeer & Nusrat Javaid
In the present study the researchers conducted a survey of universities of Lahore to study the type of services and facilities available to the students with special needs. A sample of 60 students with special needs was selected through snowball sampling technique from seven universities of Lahore City. Three self developed and validated questionnaires were used to elicit responses of students with special needs (hearing impaired, visually impaired and physically handicapped).The reliability of questionnaire developed for students with hearing impairment was .725 (Cronbach alpha).The questionnaire for students with visual impairment contained reliability of .845 (Cronbach alpha).The questionnaire for students with physical disabilities had reliability of .762 (Cronbach alpha). The respondents were asked to respond on three point criteria. Frequencies of responses along with percentages were calculated. The results indicated that majority of the universities were providing facilities and services such as free transportation, hostel and total exemption of fee charges, talking computer labs, scholarships and computer education to all students with special needs.
Keywords: Facilities, services, students with special needs, talking computer labs