In 2022 the International Baccalaureate (IB) supported nearly 11,500 students with various inclusive access arrangements through its access and inclusion policy.
The access and inclusion policy allows the provision of arrangements for all students who require support, based on their unique need and preferences. This could include access to a reader for students with barriers to reading, graphic organisers to help students with barriers to writing, or access to a reader for a student with anxiety who may benefit from this during an examination.
We spoke to Arijeet Patil, who graduated from the Diploma Programme (DP) in 2022 from Bombay International School (BIS) in Mumbai, India. Arijeet has total vision impairment, and told us how he was supported by his classmates, his teachers, the school leadership and the IB.