P-06-1251 Secure the Right to Remote Access for Disabled and Neurodivergent People



This petition was submitted by Caley Crahart, having collected a total of 158 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

I am a student with fibromyalgia and C-PTSD. Having the ability to access my course remotely greatly benefitted both my physical and mental health. Other disabled and neurodivergent people have had similar experiences and would like the option to continue accessing their courses in this manner.

The Senedd should ensure the right to remote access to education, and further should enshrine in law the responsibility of educational institutions to dedicate complete commitment to creating an accessible, inclusive environment. Refusal of this robs disabled and neurodivergent people of the life and liberty we deserve.



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 11/07/2022.


The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to thank Hefcw for their thorough responses to the Committee and noted while there are benefits for remote working, there are also negatives for others. They emphasises that universities should work with their students to ensure that they are meeting the needs of all students. In doing so, Members agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 07/03/2022.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff Central
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 21/02/2022