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.

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.