Disability support information for University staff
AccessAbility helps University staff in terms of helping them to support students.
A range of support is provided:
- advice and guidance on supporting students with disabilities
- training on inclusive learning and teaching or specific disabilities
- networking opportunities with other staff in sharing best practice
- signposting to, or liaison with, other services
- advise on legislative responsibilities that we have with regard to disability, equality & diversity
We also maintain the Access to Learning website, which provides information about accessible learning and teaching. The Equality Challenge Unit and Higher Education Academy have produced Disability legislation: practical guidance for academic staff.
AccessAbility has a role in ensuring that all the work we do as a University includes a commitment to accessibility and inclusion at all levels. The Fitness to Study policy is currently being reviewed which will act as a supportive alternative to disciplinary procedures for students who are experiencing health/disability difficulties.
We are happy to advise staff on any disability related issues. For practical assistance and advice, you should liaise with their line manager and the Occupational Health Service.
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College AccessAbility Liaison
Each College has a College AccessAbility Liaison Officer acting as a point of contact within departments. For any queries relating to a disabled student in your College/department, please see the contact details.