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Blind or serious visual conditions uncorrected by glasses

The Disability Team can support students a range of service depending on individual needs and informed by supporting evidence, such as:

  • Reasonable adjustments to study such as alternative examination arrangements
  • Guidance and assistance with applying for the Disabled Student Allowances (DSAs)
  • Practical enabling support such as with note taking, library assistance, campus orientation, scanning, enlarging text etc.
  • In the academic year 2021/22, transcription support in the form of human editing of any automatically generated transcripts that are problematic in terms of accuracy, requests are considered on an individual needs basis and students are encouraged to contact the disability team through the wellbeing portal
  • Other specialist one to one support
  • Information about a range of assistive software and equipment in the library such as large screen monitors, Kurzweil 1000, JAWS, scanners and OCR software
  • Help with contacting publishers and accessing alternative formats, accessing the RNIB bookshare etc.
  • Information about dog spending facilities on campus
  • Liaising with Departments to raise awareness of inclusive practices and to support staff supporting students
  • Accessible accommodation
  • Personal Evacuation Plans as required
  • Links with local guide dogs organisations
  • Assistance with access to external Brailling services
  • Information about assistive software and productivity tools