1st Edition

Supporting Disabled Students in Higher Education The Reasonable Adjustments Handbook

By Stephen Campbell Copyright 2023
    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    Supporting Disabled Students in Higher Education is a practical and inclusive handbook designed to ensure disabled students are supported in their journey through mainstream higher education. Informed by case studies, this essential guide highlights how this can be achieved through the adoption of practical, reasonable adjustments. Coupled with recommendations for best practice across higher education, this book outlines experiences and barriers to inclusion and provides detailed guidance for inclusive practices including adjustments to accommodation, accessing physical and virtual learning spaces, teaching activities, developing the curriculum and assessment.

    Written by an experienced dyslexia and disability coordinator within higher education, chapters encourage readers to develop a greater understanding of the impact that disabilities may have on students’ academic progress. Areas explored include:

      • Specific learning difficulties (SpLD)
      • Mental health conditions
      • Visually impaired and blind students
      • Deaf and hearing-impaired students
      • Physical impairments
      • Long-term medical conditions

    This book lays out the step-by-step process to enable effective communication between disability staff, academic staff and students and is a crucial guide for anyone with an interest in promoting and facilitating accessibility, inclusion and widening participation in higher education.

    1. Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD);  2. Mental Health;  3. Visually Impaired / Blind Students;  4. D/deaf Hearing Impaired;  5. Physical Impairments;  6. Students with Long-Term Medical Conditions;  7. Disability, Illness and Taboo


    Stephen Campbell is the Manager of Disability Services at Leeds Trinity University, UK.