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: student
These are the items that relate to student found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Sep 2017
Blog Post | 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 lists accessible apps....
Blog Post | Jun 2016
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 for specialist software, computer hardware and a range of study support and extra resources.
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?
Case Study | Jun 2015
Having asked for help with his dyslexia when he started his course at Bristol University, Jack* received an assessment from an AbilityNet assessor.
News | Jul 2014
Did you know that you don't have to be registered disabled to claim a grant that can cover the cost of extra equipment and learning support?