General Guidelines/Information

QAA Code of Practice in Higher Education – Section 3 Disabled Students 2nd edition February 2010

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education Section 3: Disabled students February 2010 [Link checked 18 November 2017]

Office of the Independent Adjudicator – Good Practice Guide for Supporting Disabled Students

OIA Good Practice Supporting Disabled Students [Link checked 18 October 2017]

Differences between UK and US terminology i(Learning disability/difficulty/difference) [Link checked 18 November 2017]

HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives [Link checked 15 June 2018]

Assistive Technology

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Lexdis Technology Strategies for Studying [Link checked 28 July 2017]

EmpTech [Link checked 28 July 2017]

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Careers Advice and Guidance

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Creative Careers at the University of the Arts London: Alternative Sources of Careers Advice and Guidance 2009 >

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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 19 May 2017]

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Professional Bodies and Disabled Students

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 Coordinator (disability & dyslexia), University of Greenwich

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

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

For young people up to mid twenties, resident in UK

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.

There are also…

the  Student Health Association bursary

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Non-Governmental Reports

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The Snowdon Survey 2013: Based on both anecdotal and existing research evidence, there appeared to be a need to re-evaluate the levels of statutory funding currently available to those in Higher Education. 

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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 2nd October 2018]

Studying in Australia as a disabled student  [Accessed 23 July 2019] [Accessed 23 July 2019]

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