Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre
Student information provides links to information on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance, evidence requirements, assessment for specific learning difficulties and other practical issues. Staff information provides detailed guidance for supporting students with a wide range of disabilities such as; dyslexia, mental health, hearing and sight impairment, etc, as well as guidance on the production of accessible materials such as Word documents and Powerpoint presentations.
- Bridging the Gap - Guide to Disabled Students Allowances (2011-12)
- Extract from Examinations and Assessment Regulations
- HLF Application Form (for completion by hand)
- HLF Application Form (for completion on computer)
- Information Sheet - Medical Evidence Requirements
- Information Sheet - Sources of Assessment for SpLD
- Information Sheet - Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Evidence Requirements
- On-campus assistive technology support for learning
- Specialist Tuition DNA Policy (Jan 2010)
- Use of DSA General Allowances
Guidelines For Unit Coordinators And Tutors
These documents are intended to provide general information and advice on the difficulties likely to be experienced by disabled students and to the possible ways in which tutors and lecturers can help to minimise the impact of such difficulties on their studies.
The Guidelines address various disabilities under the following headings - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Asperger Syndrome, Unseen Conditions, Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment. There are also guidelines relating to the production of accessible PowerPoint and Word documents that can be readily accessed through screen magnification and text to speech assistive software.
- Guidelines for Unit-Coordinators - Dyslexia
- Guidelines for Unit-Coordinators - Dyspraxia
- Guidelines for Unit-Coordinators - Asperger Syndrome
- Guidelines for Unit-Coordinators - Unseen conditions
- Guidelines for Unit-Coordinators - Hearing Impairment
- Guidelines for Unit-Coordinators - Visual Impairment
- Guidelines for Unit Co-ordinators - Accessible Power Point Presentations
- Guidelines for Unit Co-ordinators - Accessible Word Documents
Guidelines For All Staff - Student Mental Health
These guidelines aim to:
- Promote understanding and recognition of mental health difficulties
- Identify the nature and scope of support available for students with mental health difficulties
- Provide clear and consistent guidelines in respect of the appropriate response to urgent and non-urgent situations involving possible student mental health difficulties
- Ensure that University practices and procedures promote and facilitate positive mental health and well-being for all students
- Clarify relevant adjustments and protocols associated with assessment and progression for students with mental health difficulties
- Provide clear guidelines on the confidentiality of personal information provided by students.