Information for Students
- National Bureau for students with Disabilities
(SKill) promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any
kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across
the UK. Durham University has been a member for over 20 years.
- Service for Students with Disabilities. DUSSD is the University service which can advise students with disabilities to organise special academic facilities in Durham or Stockton. The service also advises University staff on issues relating to students with disabilities. DUSSD have produced a Staff Information Handbook 'Teaching Students with Disabilities'. This Handbook was quoted as an example of good practice in the HE sector by HEFCE.
Occupational Health can provide support to staff with disabilities. For more information please visit their website:
- There is also a useful Disability Awareness booklet, produced by Lorna Hibbert for Library staff
- Access-Ability: Making Technology More Useable - a booklet written by People with Disabilities.
- More information about the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 - Part 4: Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (known as SENDA) is available on-line.
- The DEMOS project - an online learning package aimed specifically at academic staff which examines the issues faced by disabled students in higher education. An excellent source to improve understanding of disability.
- The National Disability Team has produced a series of leaflets based on their Strand 2 project to Improve provision for disabled students. The leaflets provide summaries of case students on the following subjects:
- Inclusive curricula and assessment
- Accessible online learning and multimedia materials
- Employability including professional bodies, work placements and key skills
- Benchmarking, auditing and validation
- Staff and educational development
- The University's IT Service has provided on-line guidance on website accessibility. http://www.dur.ac.uk/its/services/web/accessibility/
- The ITS Learning Technologies team is involved in a HEFCE funded project for Improving the Provision for Disabled Students conducted by Durham University in conjunction with the National Disability Team (NDT). More: http://www.dur.ac.uk/alert/