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Links for Students/Parents
Into Higher Education 2017
https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/sites/default/files/pdf/IntoHE2017.pdf [Accessed 19 May 2017]
A guide for disabled students thinking about studying in higher education. It deals with common questions such as whether the college or university will be accessible, how to choose a course and what support will be available. Originally produced by SKILL it is now managed by Disability Rights UK.
Links for Inclusivity & Disability Professionals
Action on Access
A support and change-management partnership organisation – the national provider of coordination and support for furthering access, widening participation and increasing student retention and success and progression through higher education across the UK since 1999.
http://actiononaccess.org/ [Accessed 19 May 2017]
DEMOS Project – Online Materials for Staff Disability Awareness
This project ran from 2000-2003 and was funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England under strand three of the initiative Improving Provision for Students with Disabilities. The project developed an online learning package aimed specifically at academic staff and examined the issues faced by disabled students in higher education.
The following modules are available:
- Disability Awareness
- Students with Dyslexia in Higher Education
- Admissions of disabled applicants to Higher Education (HE)
- Examination and assessment arrangements for disabled students
- The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act: Guidance for Teaching Staff
- Dyslexic students FAQ >
- Visually Impaired Students and E-Learning FAQ >
- Deaf People’s Access to Nurse Education Project >
- Student Interviews >
[All links checked 19 May 2017]
http://disability-studies.leeds.ac.uk/library/ [Accessed 19 May 2017]
The aim of the Disability Archive UK is to provide disabled people, students and scholars with an interest in this and related fields, access to the writings of those disability activists, writers and allies whose work may no longer be easily accessible in the public domain. It is hoped that the documents available via the Archive will help to inform current and future debates on disability and related issues. Managed by The Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds
Equality Challenge Unit (ECU)
The Equality Challenge Unit works to promote equal opportunities in higher education. They work in partnership with universities and colleges of higher education, unions, and agencies across the country.
http://www.ecu.ac.uk/ [Accessed 19 May 2017]
Links to Services
EmpTech aims to provide information resources on assistive technologies that are designed to enhance access to study and work environments: http://www.emptech.info/ [Accessed 19 May 2017]
Disability directory of UK disabled and Health related sites
Offering advice products and health goods, services, social care and mobility aids.
http://www.ableize.com/ [Accessed 19 May 2017]
Education and Technology Conferences List
National Network of Assessment Centres
The National Network of Assessment Centres is a UK-wide network of Centres providing quality assessment of need for the use of assistive technology and/or specialised learning strategies to facilitate access for disabled people to higher education (DSA): http://www.nnac.org/ [Accessed 19 May 2017]
Sign Language Interpreters
Recommendations from members:
Association of Sign Language Interpreters: https://www.asli.org.uk [Accessed 19 May 2017]
Overseas Interpreting: http://www.overseasinterpreting.com/ [Accessed 19 May 2017]
BSL Communication (Northampton): bslcommunication.org.uk [Accessed 19 May 2017]
Clarion UK Student Support: http://clarionukstudentsupport.com/ [Accessed 19 May 2017]