A child who uses a wheelchair is unable to attend her local school because most of the buildings are not wheelchair accessible


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The child with disability is the problem, because she is unable to use the same buildings the other children can access.

The child’s needs would best be met through specialised support that cannot be provided in a mainstream school.

The school is the problem, because it has not been designed to be accessible to all children.

The child has the right to access the school of her choosing and requires governments to put legislation, guidelines and standards in place to ensure all school premises are fully accessible.

It also requires governments to provide the child with any additional support she may need to facilitate her full and equal participation in school life.