Reasonable Adjustments Development
We are working with academic departments to develop inclusive teaching and support practices for students with disabilities and that benefit all learners.
In response to the growing number of students declaring a disability, and in line with our commitment to widening participation, the University’s Disability Service is working to actively support staff in meeting the needs of disabled students. This is being addressed through the Reasonable Adjustments Project which is facilitating the implementation of inclusive curriculum design and assessment in order to remove barriers and anticipate a variety of learning needs.
Aims of the project
In response to this change we have established the Reasonable Adjustments Project managed by the Disability Working Group, which will:
- mitigate the impact of DSA (Disabled Student Allowances) changes
- support inclusive teaching and support practices
- reduce the need for individual services
- identify peer support opportunities that help students build resilience
- enhance outcomes for all learners, not just those with disabilities.
What the project will offer
- guidance for staff in meeting the needs of disabled students
- a checklist of effective inclusive support strategies tailored to meet the needs of each discipline
- improved Disability Access Plans (DAPs)
- 1:1 support for academic staff who are implementing reasonable adjustments
- disability awareness workshop sessions for departments
- interactive online training module to enable staff to identify reasonable adjustments and test their knowledge.