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There is a registration system at Oxford Brookes for students with dyslexia/SpLD. Registering with the service means students will be entitled to extra time in exams, some benefits with library services and access to the blue card system. Also, registering means that academic staff will be informed about the student’s difficulties.
Students may receive DSA funding for the purchase of computer equipment, software, study skills support and some costs for books, photocopying and internet. Most home students, undergraduate and post-graduate, are eligible to apply for the DSA.
Assistive Technology software, such as Texthelp and Inspiration, is available on pooled room computers. Go to Start –> All programs –> Study Tools –> Texthelp/Inspiration
Specialist support tutors will help students develop independent coping strategies in:
Specialist support tutors welcome liaising with academic staff, together with the student, to work more effectively as a team.
Upgrade offers a study advice service to all students, including students with dyslexia/SpLD.
Information on support from subject librarian, longer book loans, photocopying allowance, reservation of short loan books, reference material and inter-library loans, colour video magnifier can be found on the library website.
Useful information for staff on how to support students with SpLD at HE is at www.adshe.org.uk/ and www.brainhe.com.