Universities are the centers where science and knowledge can be produced and shared freely. In these centers, it is probable that disabled
people can be in the audience and benefit from these training and education activities. Therefore, removing inequalities defined as
“inequitable differences of individuals not caused by personal characteristics” and solving problems in accessing information and education
is an indispensible target for our country.
The highest step among the needs of the human beings is self-perform. Especially, in the social order of 21st century, the disabled people
who aim to meet the expectations of life should be supported allover.
Turkey has a young and dynamic population; there is a significant increase in the number of the disabled students who reach and graduate
from higher education in 2000s. In 2000, 97 disabled students graduated from universities and this number reached 410 in 2008 and 1090
in 2009. Number of disabled students in the Universities of Turkey reached 3584 in 2011.
One of the most important examples in the process of legislative changes about the education of disabled people is the “Institutions of
Higher Education Disabled People Consultation and Coordination Regulation.” The purpose of the regulation is to take steps in order
to ease the education lives of the disabled people in higher education. In the context of applicable law, the unit of disabled students is
restructured at Bülent Ecevit University.