AbilityNet's Advice and Information Officer, Alex Barker, revisits his concerns about his disability in his early days at university, and wonders what tech support and advice is available for students with a disability starting university this year.
Expert Resources: #claimitDSA
These are the items that relate to #claimitDSA found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Sep 2017
Case Study | Jan 2017
For students struggling with a disability, learning difficult or anxiety, reaching the end of a university course can feel impossible without help. AbilityNet has a team of assessors around the country working with university students who are eligible for DSA (Disabled Student's Allowance). Assessors recommend specific tech for a student, depending on the circumstances and needs and it can truly transform their university experience.
News | Apr 2016
AbilityNet is running a series of DSA Practitioner Days in centres around the UK. These free events provide an opportunity to discuss the latest changes to Disabled Students' Allowances, meet other advisers from FE and HE and see some of the tech that AbilityNet has been recommending to the students we assess.
Blog Post | Mar 2016
Yesterday was University Mental Health day and our social media feeds are full of posts about events going on around the country at different universities. AbilityNet is proud to support this day because we realise that mental health and physical health and equally important.
Blog Post | 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! campaign
News | Dec 2015
AbilityNet is concerned that disabled students face greater uncertainty about their ongoing studies, following the government’s recent announcement that it will restructure Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) from 2016/17.
Blog Post | Oct 2015
The extra funding and support available through Disabled Students' Allowances can be the difference between success and failure in higher education, yet figures from 2013/14 suggest that at least 50% of the people who are eligible for DSAs don’t claim them. Why not?
Blog Post | 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 is that there is a lot of help available to ensure that students can complete their studies successfully.
News | Oct 2015
Boyzone's Shane Lynch is urging UK higher education students to check whether they are eligible for extra funding as part of Abilitynet's DSA Claim It Campaign.