Advice for staff
Although much of our advice is aimed at academic staff, other staff may also find information on this page helpful when communicating with students with a disability. Many disabilities are hidden so it is important to remember you may not know a student you are interacting with has additional needs and therefore all teams and services need to be inclusive in the way they communicate with students or applicants.
The Equality Act 2010 outlines the responsibilities of all organisations,
including UK Universities, to ensure people with protected characteristics are
not disadvantaged or discriminated against, whether directly or indirectly. Disabilities,
including neurodiversity conditions, are a protected characteristic.
The act outlines the needs for us to be inclusive and
accessible as an anticipatory duty, rather than waiting for individual
Therefore Access Solent have provided guidance below
on inclusive practice, both digital and in the classroom.
The handouts below are intended as a basic guide to some of the difficulties disabled students may face and the possible ways in which staff can support their students' studies. You may also find further relevant information on the FAQ tab.
If you have any questions about these guides please contact email@example.com.