One of the primary supports provided by HCD for students with a disability are access plans.
Access plans are written by disability advisors and are based on an assessment of the student’s verified condition/disability, the impact of the condition on study, and reasonable adjustments for the course they are enrolled into. An access plan makes recommendations (to lecturers, Exams Office, etc) about how a student’s disability may need to be accommodated (note: disability information is not disclosed in the access plan).
Any strategies that disability advisors suggest will be governed by the inherent requirements of the degree the student is studying.
If staff have specific questions about access plans for students they can contact the Disability Advisors via email.
Please note, disability advisors are not able to disclose information regarding students' conditions/disabilities, without the student's consent, but they can talk more generally about access plans, assessment and reasonable adjustments.
Disability advisors are also happy to come and talk to groups of staff (including lab demonstrators and student leadership groups) about access plans and run 'Supporting Students with Disabilities' workshops throughout the year. Please contact them to arrange a presentation.