Distance learning may be an effective way for people with disabilities to gain qualifications, it has been suggested.
Speaking to the Northern Echo, Open University (OU) adviser Melissa Wride outlined some of the benefits of embarking on a course that can be completed from home.
Ms Wride, who specialises in helping disabled learners, told the news provider: "About five per cent of our students have some sort of disability. This makes the OU a much more accessible option for them."
The flexibility of the courses can be of help to some individuals, she noted, as they can complete the modules in their own time.
It comes as the OU launches a new base in the north of England and prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary in April, the paper revealed.
Meanwhile, a project named Invest to Change will see businesses in Preston offering work placements to students with learning disabilities, according to fenews.co.uk.
employers' forum on disability, 24th March 2009