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Disability support

The Disability Advice and Support (DAS) service supports students with a wide range of physical and sensory disabilities, medical conditions and specific learning differences (SpLD). This includes helping students apply for funding to access support for:

  • Human support, such as a note taker for teaching sessions
  • A digital voice recorder
  • A specialist study tutor to help improve and plan the structure of essays
  • IT software

Each faculty has a disability officer (FDO) to help students and provide information, advice and guidance to academic colleagues and ensure they are aware of learning and teaching support recommendations for disabled students. Current FDOs are: 

Art, Design and Humanities
Donna Neal/Hayley Coles 
T: +44 (0)116 257 7003/7621 
E: ADHdisability@dmu.ac.uk 

Business and Law
Sarah Stirk/Joanna White
T: +44 (0)116 257 7752/7264
E: BALdisability@dmu.ac.uk

Health and Life Sciences
Elliot Juby/Amanda Goodliffe
T: +44 (0)116 257 7884
E: HLSdisabilitysupport@dmu.ac.uk

Technology  
Teerth Ruprai/Amanda Goodliffe 
T: +44 (0)116 250 6450 
E: FOTDisability@dmu.ac.uk 

FDOs inform relevant course teams of the faculty support recommendations in students’ needs assessment reports so the team can support them fully.

Examples of faculty support include:

  • Providing you with copies of slides from lectures
  • Arranging for you to have your recommended individual arrangements for in-class/phase tests 

Libraries and Learning Service

Libraries and Learning Service also has a disability support team which is available to provide assistance to users with a disability, a specific learning difference, such as dyslexia, or medical condition that affects their ability to study. Services provided include:

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders
  • Ramp access to Kimberlin Library
  • Automatic doors
  • Extended loans from the library
  • Provision of assistive technologies
  • Access to a series of useful leaflets and guides 
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