The Authority of People with Disability (APD) honored King Abdul-Aziz University (KAU), after a questionnaire conducted by the APD to determine the number of persons with disabilities studying in Saudi universities. King Abdul-Aziz University came in first place, as the number of students with disabilities in different fields of studies reached 1067 (male and female students) during this year.
This came during the reception of the President of KAU, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Youbi, to the CEO of APD, Dr. Hisham Al-Haidari. Dr. Al-Youbi stressed that KAU is currently working towards providing a number of additional specializations that people with disabilities can join next year as well as enhancing their acceptance opportunities.
On his part, the CEO of the Authority of People with Disability praised KAU’s efforts in facilitating the access process, developing an agency that serves people with disabilities, and ensuring that they obtain their rights in university education. He also indicated the need to accept and include persons with disabilities in all disciplines.
During his visit to KAU, Dr. Al-Haidari met with students with disabilities, listened to their demands and suggestions, and benefited from the distinguished success stories at the university.
It is noteworthy that the APD has developed and published a questionnaire for all public and private universities to find out the number of students and employees with disabilities. The questionnaire was later published on social media.