General Guidelines/Information

QAA Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education Section 3: Disabled students February 2010 [Link checked 24 March 2020]

Office of the Independent Adjudicator: Good Practice Supporting Disabled Students [Link checked 24 March 2020]

Differences between UK and US terminology (Learning disability/difficulty/difference) [Link checked 24 March 2020]

Research on Extended Test Time. Nicole S. Ofiesh [Link checked 17 May 2022]

Assistive Technology

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World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI; 2020) Making the web accessible. Available from: [Accessed 24th March 2020] [Link checked 24 March 2020]

Lexdis Technology Strategies for Studying [Link checked 24 March 2020]

EmpTech [Link checked 24 March 2020]

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Careers Advice and Guidance

Competence Standards


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Librarians in Higher Education networking to improve access for disabled users. CLAUD’s aims are to disseminates information on disability and to establish good practice: [Link checked 11 October 2019]

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Professional Bodies and Disabled Students

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General Medical Council Guidance for working with disabled students

Identifying unmet needs from the Gateways to the professions guidance [Link checked 11 October 2019]

Access to practice: Overcoming the barriers to practice learning for disabled Social Work students

Into Physiotherapy: welcoming and supporting disabled students

Higher Education Occupational Physicians / Practitioners (HEOPS; 2016). General Guidance on adjustments for students training in regulated professions. Available from: [Accessed 24th March 2020]

HCPC: How we consider information that applicants or registrants declare

Teaching Professions

Able to Teach

The Law Society [Link checked 24 March 2020]

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Finance and Alternative Sources of Funding

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Financial Advice in BSL

Everyone needs to manage their money. It is just common sense. However, if you are young and have a sensory impairment, there is a double disadvantage.

A Money Advice Service investigation found there is next to no financial education provision for young people with hearing or sight loss and many services are ill suited to their needs. Moreover, 70% of those with sight loss live on the poverty line and just 29% of young people who are blind or Deaf manage their own finances.

This is why the charities MyBnk, The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) and the Royal Society of Blind Children (RSBC) have come together to create Money Mechanics, the UK’s first dedicated specialist money skills programme for young people with sensory impairments.

They have given us a small taster of what to expect when they roll out delivery in the New Year, a slice of the first ever visual (British Sign Language) BSL dictionary of specific financial related terms, with definitions.

Their Money Mechanics project will see over a thousand young people learn how to budget, bank and borrow safely, in their first languages. Young participants will also get to understand the costs of university and how to run their own enterprise. It is envisaged that other youth organisations could be trained to deliver the programmes. The scheme is funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Advice from Lucy Smith, Student Wellbeing

The Snowdon Trust

The Snowdon Trust deadlines are in May and August for the year ahead.
Please note that they don’t do retrospective claims.

Application Form

Maximum amount awarded is £500; deadlines are: 1st March, 1st June and 1st November; find out about a month afterwards; need evidence: medical letter, supporting letter from the university (confirming attendance), DSA funding letter, approximate cost of funding required, where else applied to/received funding

Grants for the Deaf

For young people up to mid twenties, resident in UK

Peter Greenwood Memorial Trust

Peter Greenwood Memorial Trust; grants for materials & occasionally travel and/or accommodation up to £1000 for Deaf/hearing impaired students; needs confirmation of hearing loss and impact from a “sponsor” – e.g. tutor, GP etc. not friend or relative.

Student Health Association bursary

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Study Overseas

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An article written by Maryellen, an international student in Germany from the UK. Maryellen is also a disabled student, and found it hard to find all the right information online in the English language to make sure she received the right support. [Accessed 11 October 2019]

Studying in Australia as a disabled student  [Accessed 11 October 2019] [Accessed 11 October 2019]

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