Overview

Support for disabled students

The Student Disability Service doesn't just exist to support students, but also to work with University staff to provide effective and appropriate support to students with a range of impairments.

Support for disabled students

Guidance for Coordinators of Adjustments

Coordinators of Adjustments are key contacts in Schools and are responsible for ensuring that student support is implemented. Guidance is available in a two part manual. The first outlines the role of the Coordinators of Adjustments (CoA) and the process for managing and implementing support for disabled students. Part two covers the effective use of Radium, the database which CoAs use.

Guidance for Coordinators of Adjustments

Accessible assessments

Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) are sometimes provided with stickers for exams. This guidance will provide advice on how these stickers should be used as well as how & if they affect the assessment of the students’ work.

Accessible assessments

Accessible placements

Guidance for staff arranging accessible work and teaching placements for disabled students.

Accessible placements

Accessible technology

A factsheet is available about the main sources of help and information for University of Edinburgh staff about what assistive technologies are available.

Accessible technology

Helping distressed students

The University has produced a guide for staff who need to help distressed students.

Helping distressed students

Mental health services and information

The Student Disability Service has a Mentor Service that is available to students who have long term mental ill-health. There is also a Mental Health Code of Practice (currently under review) and advice on how to help distressed students.

Mental health services and information

Deaf Awareness Good Practice Guide

The University has produced a good practice guide for staff working with deaf or hearing impaired students.

Deaf Awareness Good Practice Guide

Handling student disclosure

Information and guidance on what members of staff should do if a student discloses a disability, health condition or Specific Learning Difficulty (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit (hyperactive) disorder, autistic spectrum).

Handling student disclosure

Information for disabled staff

The Student Disability Service is primarily a service for students, and while it does also aim to assist University staff in their support of students, we do not generally provide support directly to disabled staff. However we can point you in the right direction and inform you of who to contact.

Information for disabled staff

Viva Guidance for students with Asperger's Syndrome and/or Specific Learning Difficulties

The Student Disability Service has produced two guidance documents for Viva Examiners of PhD students, providing advice when conducting these examinations with PhD students with Specific Learning Difficulties and/or Asperger’s Syndrome.

Viva Guidance for students with Asperger's Syndrome and/or Specific Learning Difficulties

Coursework stickers no longer in use for dyslexic students

From academic year 2013, the Student Disability Service will no longer recommend (the use of) or provide stickers which dyslexic students can attach to their coursework.

Coursework stickers no longer in use for dyslexic students


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