5 June 2023

In order to achieve real inclusion and par­ticipation of all the members of the university community, it is necessary to promote actions based on respect and recognition of rights. In this process, guidance for university students with disabilities has become particularly im­portant. This study, within the framework of the project “Analysis of institutional and informal support and guidance systems for university students” (funded by the Castilla y León Regional Department for Education), focuses on describing and analysing the ade­quacy of support and guidance services for stu­dents with disabilities in Spanish public uni­versities, by identifying good practices. The method used is based on documentary analy-sis and content analysis of the actions and services providing support and guidance for students with disabilities included in the veri­fication reports on university degrees and the websites of the 47 Spanish public universities. For the data analysis, a system of categories was established using the MAXQDA program. The results were differentiated according to the designation, scope of action, objectives, procedures, recipients, stage of studies and specific actions regarding disability. The re­sults show that all the universities analysed have support services for these students at the centre of guidance organisation and manage­ment. The main good practices of note involve the network of agents that this process co-or­dinates, including foundations, companies and institutions, as well as the plans, projects and/ or programmes that encourage participation and that are adapted to the needs or difficul­ties that this group may encounter, especially those related to volunteering and adjustments.

Please, cite this article as follows: Ferreira, C., González-Moreira, A., & Benavides E. (2023). Análisis y buenas prácticas del sistema de orientación universitaria para estudiantes con discapacidad | Analysis and good practices of the university guidance system for students with disabilities. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 81 (285), 339-360. https://doi.org/10.22550/REP81-2-2023-05

1 May 2013

As the society integrates the inclusion model in their policies and dynamics, Universities will also articulating measures to address and respond to students with disabilities, and technology plays a crucial role as inclusive tool. The convergence process among technology, disability and education, necessarily involves the reformulation of the concept of accessibility, which has undergone an evolution from models focusing on purely technological issues to contextual approaches in which the educational scenario begins to emerge itself as an own environment. This paper proposes an innovative model of intervention in the processes of planning and development of accessibility, which tries to cover the gap generated by the technological frameworks, providing an educational approach capable of guiding decision-making process in order to implement an inclusive culture in Universities.

2 March 2007

At present, the improvement of selfdetermined behaviour in mental retarded people is considered a most valuable educational goal. Self-determination is now the cornerstone of the new vision of disability, and that of the educational services for disabled as well as of research on special education. This article aims at reviewing the development of the selfdetermination movement and the advances in the theoretical and empirical research on this topic in the context of mental retardation.