Disability and dyslexia support

This page contains broad information around the following:

  • Accessibility 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Asperger’s
  • Assistive technology 
  • Autistic Spectrum
  • Blind / blindness / partial sightedness / sight loss / visual impairment
  • Deaf / deafness / hard of hearing / hearing impairment / hearing Loss
  • Disabled Students Allowances - DSA
  • Dyslexia 
  • Dyspraxia
  • Equality
  • Exam arrangements

Accessibility 

For advice for students with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, health issues and Autism/Asperger’s including adaptations to Halls of Residence and access to classrooms contact the Disability and Dyslexia Service.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD / ADD)

Advice for students with ADHD / ADD can be obtained via the Disability and Dyslexia Service

Resources:

ADDISS (National Attention Deficit Disorder Information & Support Service)

Asperger's

Advice for students with Asperger's can be obtained via the Disability and Dyslexia Service

Resources:

The National Autistic Society

NHS Choices

Assistive technology 

Information about assistive technology training and support available at the University.

Autistic Spectrum

Advice for students on the Autistic Spectrum can be obtained via the Disability and Dyslexia Service

Resources:

The National Autistic Society

Mind - mental health charity

NHS Choices

Blind / blindness / partial sightedness / sight loss / visual impairment

Book an appointment at the SIZ to discuss any requirements with the Sensory Adviser. You can also email directly: sensadvisor@chi.ac.uk

Resources:

Seeing Ear: the online library for blind and print-disabled people

RNIB: supporting people with sight loss

RNIB library

Free audio books

4Sight – West Sussex charity supporting people with visual impairment

Living Paintings – free library of tactile and audio books

Alternative text for images in Microsoft Office products

Assistive technology training and support available at the University.

Your Local Cinema – audio description for cinema listings

ROVI and West Sussex services for visually impaired people

Guide Dogs

Deaf / deafness / hard of hearing / hearing impairment / hearing Loss

Book an appointment at the SIZ to discuss any requirements with the Sensory Adviser. You can also email directly: sensadvisor@chi.ac.uk

Resources:

BTA (British Tinnitus Association) – for advice on Tinnitus / noises in the head.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)

DeafPlus

Action for Deafness – local deaf clubs

BDA – British Deaf Association

BSL – British Sign Language information and resources

Connevans – equipment for deaf people

Hearing Dogs

NDCS – National Deaf Children’s Society – support for young people up to age 25

Signhealth – access to healthcare, health and mental health information for Deaf people

Limping Chicken – popular deaf blog

Stagetext – captioning for theatre and cultural events

Your Local Cinema – subtitled cinema listings

West Sussex Adult Deaf Services

Disabled Students Allowances - DSA

Information and guidance about the DSA can be downloaded from the Disability and Dyslexia Service section in Student Support and Wellbeing page on Moodle.

More information is available from the DSA Quality Assurance website.

The University's Financial Support and the Disabled Students' Allowance information. 

Dyslexia 

Advice for students with dyslexia can be obtained from the Disability and Dyslexia Service.

More information is also available in the dyslexia section on the in Student Support and Wellbeing page on Moodle.

Resources:

British Dyslexia Association 

Dyspraxia

Advice for students with dyspraxia can be obtained from the Disability and Dyslexia Service.

Resources:

NHS Choices

Dyspraxia Foundation

Equality

The University's information on inclusivity, equality, and diversity.

Guidelines to the Equality Act 2010.

Exam arrangements

The University's exams and assessments page provides an overview.

The Disability and Dyslexia Service provides a range of support services to students with disabilities, continuing health conditions, mental health conditions, and specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia etc.).

This service is available for all students with any additional learning need that requires any sort of support or adjustment in exams. We work with students who…

  • Are blind or visually impaired
  • Are deaf or hearing impaired
  • Have a mobility issue
  • Have a long term medical condition which impacts on their studies
  • Has an Autistic Spectrum condition

Contact the Disability and Dyslexia Service to discuss your requirements.


Disability and Dyslexia Service at the University

Please contact the Disability and Dyslexia Service at the University service for more information on any of these topics.

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