Departments

Communication of specific support needs of individual students

There are two routes to reports detailing disclosed disability and support details for individual students:

Information for staff

Read useful information and frequently asked questions to help you support your students

Information for DSA Assessors

This page aims to provide information that is commonly required for Needs Assessment reports. If you require further information, or have specific recommendations not otherwise covered in this information, then please contact us on 023 9284 3462 or asdac@port.ac.uk to discuss the matter with one of our Disability Officers. At least one of our Disability Officers is always on call throughout the year.

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.