Disability, dyslexia or a long-term medical condition

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All students are entitled to an inclusive learning experience that removes barriers and enables participation.

What should you look out for?

Some students declare a disability, others may not know. Look out for student who regularly submit work late, seem to struggle with written elements of their course, display perfectionist tendencies or frustration at the marks they are receiving as they could potentially benefit from some additional support.

What should you do?

Disabilities affect different people in different ways so the support offered by Disability Services is flexible and tailored to each individual. Students with disabilities should be directed to the Student Disability Support webpage.

Encourage the student to contact the Disability team by emailing disabilityservices@york.ac.uk or telephoning 01904 324785.

What happens next?

After contacting the team, the student will be asked for medical evidence of the disability and will then be given an appointment to speak with a Disabilities Adviser who will work with them to develop and implement a package of support unique to their circumstances.

Disability services is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm in term-time and 10.00am to 4.00pm outside of term-time.

Specific advice

Teaching strategies and information on support for specific impairments:

Inclusive teaching

If you would like to make your own practices more accessible and inclusive, you will find a range of resources on both the Jisc website and the Higher Education Academy website.

You may also find it useful to look at Individual arrangements for exams.