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Disability Support Services

by Hamza Razaq | Mar 08, 2024

DBS aims to provide appropriate advice, support and information to help all our students with any disabilities. If you are a student with any medical or learning disability, you may be entitled to extra support and will need to register with the Disability and Inclusion Officer to ensure that reasonable accommodations are in place for you during exams and assessments.

You can contact our Disabilities and Inclusion Officer via [email protected] 

Category of Disability supports.

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Blind/vision impaired

  • Deaf/hard of hearing

  • Developmental co-ordination disorder (dyspraxia/dysgraphia)

  • Mental health condition (for example bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, clinical depression, severe anxiety, severe phobias, OCD, severe eating disorders and psychosis)

  • Neurological condition

  • Significant ongoing illness

  • Physical/mobility

  • Specific learning difficulties (dyslexia or dyscalculia)

  • Speech and Language Communication Disorder

Types of extra accommodations available for exams and tests.

  • Extra time in exams

  • Extra time for in-class tests

  • Separate room for exams and in-class tests

  • Spelling and Grammar waiver

  • Use of scribe

  • Use of a reader

  • Use of a PC

  • Extended library loans

How to access the supports.

Students with disabilities register with the Disability Service, usually upon enrolment, but this can also be done at any point during their education. Every student with a disability has different needs. During your first meeting with the Disability Officer a Needs Assessment is carried out.

These Needs Assessments determine the level of support that students require, All student information is treated as private and confidential.

Students with disabilities are asked to provide appropriate supporting documentation from an accepted Medical Consultant or Specialist.