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  • Daisy.Goodall | 23 Jul 2016
    Smartphones and tablets have helped to close the gap between disabled students and their peers, particularly in the form of apps. Here's our selection of ten apps that will help a visually impaired or blind student get the most from their education - and don't miss number 10 which is an app that...
  • Daisy.Goodall | 23 Jun 2016
    Find AbilityNet's DSA Eligibility Checker here.Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) can provide additional support and funding to UK students in higher and further education. It is extra funding designed to ensure a level playing field for people with disabilities of all kinds and can be used to pay...
  • Daisy.Goodall | 23 Jun 2016
    We review a range of apps and software that can support learning and encourage greater independence for children and adults with Down's syndrome.
  • Daisy.Goodall | 04 Jan 2016
    For those with long-term health conditions, DSAs can be a lifeline, writes Jess, a sufferer of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) who blogs about her experiences.
  • Daisy.Goodall | 12 Dec 2015
    Mental health issues can be a huge issue for students but Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) may be able to pay for extra help for students who are struggling with the effects of stress or depression. This blog highlights the types of support that may be relevant as part of our DSA Claim It!...
  • Daisy.Goodall | 08 Oct 2015
    AbilityNet’s experts deliver over 1,000 assessments for disabled students every year and by far the most frequent assessment is for a student with a specific learning difficultly such as dyslexia. . It is estimated that up to 1 in 10 people in the UK have some degree of dyslexia, but the good news...