Information Services

Disability Information Officer

The role and contact details for the Disability Information Officer for Information Services.

Role

The Information Services Disability Advisory group was instrumental in creating this role in 2008.

The role of the Disability Information Officer involves:

  • Being the named point of contact for disabled students facing challenges or wanting advice regarding anything Information Services offers or provides.
  • Looking at Information Service’s policies, practices and procedures to ensure they are as accessible as possible for disabled users.
  • Advising, informing and training staff regarding disability awareness and legislation.
  • Helping Information Services meet its objectives as stated in the University's Equality and Diversity Strategy and Action Plan.
  • Assisting IS staff with Equality Impact Assessments and to review documents and leaflets for accessibility.
  • Reviewing physical access and egress of Information Service's premises.
  • Testing the accessibility of new software and hardware that Information Services has designed or is in the process of procuring.
  • Liaising with other key personal across the University to ensure IS premises and services are as accessible as possible for disabled staff, students and members of the general public.

Contact Details

The Disability Information Officer is Viki Galt.

Viki Galt

Disability Information Officer

  • Information Services

Contact details

Address

Street

Argyle House
Floor F West
3 Lady Lawson Street

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH3 9SH

BSL users can contact me via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.

Disability Advice for Students

For individual student adjustments please contact the Student Disability Service.

Student Disability Service

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

Third Floor
Library Building
55 George Square

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 9LJ

 

Disability Advice for Staff

For individual staff adjustments please contact your line manager and/or the Staff Disability Officer. Information about the servcies provided by the Staff Disability Officer can be found at 

https://www.ed.ac.uk/equality-diversity/help-advice/staff-disability-service

Staff Disability Officer: Jean Tennant

Telephone: 0131 650 6523

Email Jean Tennant

A staff Disability Computing Support service is also available 

https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/accessibility/assistive-technology/staff

Request an alternative format

If you require this document in an alternative format please contact Viki Galt, Disability Information Officer, via the contact details provided above.