DMU works with a social model of disability. This means that we acknowledge that students are disabled by the social barriers which can be removed.
The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on someone's ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
This may include:
- Asperger's Syndrome;
- Visual or hearing impairments;
- Mobility impairment;
- Medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, HIV, sickle cell anaemia, crohn's disease, chronic fatigue;
- Specific Learning Difference such as, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia.
Disability Advice and Support is committed to offering full support for any of these conditions that could affect your studies.
We support our students by:
- Working with academic departments to ensure that students are supported appropriately;
- Recommending individual examination arrangements;;
- Supporting students to apply for the Disabled Students' Allowances
- Assessment of specific support, equipment and software for the Disabled Students' Allowances through our Centre for Accessibility Needs DMU-CAN;
- Liaising with Social Services Departments to help arrange funding for personal care needs;
- Working with the Accommodation Office to request individual adjustments or arrangements;
- If you are a prospective student we can help to arrange a visit to the University, and the accommodation. We will also arrange a Learner Support Arrangements meeting for us to discuss your individual requirements.
The Mental Health Inclusion team offer support and advice for students who have a mental health difficulty.
Contact us to find out more.