STUDENTS of Gospel School for the Deaf in Samabula wants the government to provide hearing aids and give more attention to people with special needs.
They raised their concerns when visited by commission member Penelope Moore yesterday.
Semaema Lewenieagi, 20, after being told how they could make submissions, asked Ms Moore whether the new law would protect people with special needs.
Ms Lewenieagi said for a long time they had been subjected to discrimination, particularly from people of authority such as the police.
Speaking in sign language, Ms Lewenieagi said they would need more support from the government and this should be included in the constitution.
She told Ms Moore all they wanted was to be given the freedom to live and work with regular people without discrimination.
Another student, Taware Burebo, 20, highlighted to Ms Moore how special needs students were deprived of participating in sporting events at secondary school level.
She said they've always wanted to participate and be rewarded medals accordingly if they won an event.
Ms Burebo said before they only participated in certain events but were not given medals, even if they had won at events like the Coca-Cola Games.
Ms Moore responded that they would need to include their concerns in submissions to the Constitution Commission to ensure the protection of special needs people.