University of Bath

Disability Access Plans (DAP)

What a Disability Access Plan (DAP) is and how to access one using SAMIS.

What a DAP is

A Disability Access Plan (DAP) explains how you can make changes to your teaching for a student with disabilities.

Trained professionals make an independent assessment of a student's needs. The Disability Service creates a DAP based on these recommendations. Students review their DAPs and can ask for changes to them before they begin their programme of study.

You can find a student's DAP on SAMIS.

Accessing a student's DAP

Access for Personal Tutors and Directors of Studies

  1. Log in to SAMIS using your Computing Services Username and Password.
  2. From the staff area
  3. Select 'PT/DoS: view my students with a disability'.
  4. Select the student's name from the list.
  5. Select 'further information' to see the student's DAP.

You can also access all the DAPs for students in your faculty or department grouped by course.

Access for Module Tutors

  1. Log in to SAMIS using your Computing Services Username and Password
  2. From the staff area
  3. Select 'Find students with a disability-module tutor view'.
  4. Enter the module code.
  5. Select 'further information' to see the student's DAP.

If a DAP changes

We will contact you if a student's Disability Access Plan changes. You need to log into SAMIS to check what has changed.

Sharing a DAP

You should share a Disability Access Plan with relevant members of staff who have a role in supporting the student. This includes academic and administrative colleagues.

To find out how to share a DAP contact the Disability Service.

Getting additional support for a student

You should contact the Disability Service straight away if you:

  • think an existing DAP needs to change
  • teach a student who may need extra support