A shorthand guide to the Kyle Gunn controversy

The treatment of a disabled journalism student poses big questions about inclusion

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Who is Kyle Gunn?

A 19-year-old college student making a name for himself as a sports journalist.

What happened to him?

He was told that he would fail a journalism course without shorthand, a skill he cannot learn because he has cerebral palsy.

Where was the course?

Kyle had spent a year completing a media studies qualification at Glasgow Clyde College and had planned to start a two-year HND in practical journalism, but hit a stumbling block at the interview. He told the Glasgow Evening Times that the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) had advised that shorthand was essential. “I ...

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